The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has tied up with the Craig Newmark Foundation to launch TruthBuzz, a global competition to invent new ways to verify facts for audiences. The contest will seek entries that debunk fake news and share facts in engaging and entertaining ways that are understandable and shareable. According to the agency, while there are news sites and citizens that spot dubious claims, the explanations are usually in a long form that ‘don’t quickly make a strong case on social media,’ and as such, it is looking for ‘shareable’ formats. The agency will accept entries in any digital format including video, cartoon, graphic, .gif, photo, audio file etc., in seven different languages. The contest will start in April, and ICFJ will host a webinar to answer questions and refine ideas. The winning entries will appear on a…
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