Fact Checking in a “post-truth” era

Journalists are working hard at finding ways to counter the fast and loose way politicians throw around alleged facts. Those who think and write about journalistic issues are struggling to come to terms and to find ethical solutions to the challenges facing the business. France is heading into an election season which appears to also be highly charged. Le Monde has recently revealed a widget to help its readers assess the veracity of candidates’ statements; it was recently unveiled by “Les decodeurs”, Le Monde’s fact-checking unit. Read all about it, courtesy of Alexios Mantzarlis and Poynter.