On WeChat, rogue fact-checkers are tackling the app's fake news problem - 2018-07-03

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F0.png On WeChat, rogue fact-checkers are tackling the app's fake news problem July 3, 2018, Daniel Funke, Poynter Institute

On WeChat, rogue fact-checkers are tackling the app's fake news problem

Grace Xu doesn't make any money fact-checking. She's not a journalist and she has a day job as a computer scientist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But she helped launch one of the few debunking operations on WeChat, a private messaging application that's extremely popular in China and among Chinese expats.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Daniel | last = Funke | title = On WeChat, rogue fact-checkers are tackling the app's fake news problem | url = https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2018/on-wechat-rogue-fact-checkers-are-tackling-the-apps-fake-news-problem/ | work = Poynter Institute | date = July 3, 2018 | accessdate = October 15, 2019 }}