How Journalists and Social Media Users Perceive Online Fact-Checking and Verification Services

@article{Brandtzaeg2018HowJA,
  title={How Journalists and Social Media Users Perceive Online Fact-Checking and Verification Services},
  author={Petter Bae Brandtzaeg and Asbj{\o}rn F{\o}lstad and Mar{\'i}a {\'A}ngeles Chaparro Dom{\'i}nguez},
  journal={Journalism Practice},
  year={2018},
  volume={12},
  pages={1109 - 1129}
}
While services for fact-checking and verification to counter fake news in social media have increased, little research has investigated how journalists and the public perceive such services. This study reflects the outcomes of REVEAL, a three-year European Union research project investigating the use and impact of services for fact-checking and verification. Based on interviews with 32 young journalists and content analysis of social media users’ online conversations, we contribute new… 
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