Highly recommended, especially for people interested in #translation|s.
* #Facebook 90% of its monthly users are non-English, but only 13% of fact checking.
* Major fact checking sites are mostly English.
Likely similar group for other languages.
@TranslateScience This was a brilliant episode and I can vouch that the remarks he made on what happens in India was precisely on the mark.
I don't know if there are any reputable, fact checking sites in native Indic languages. The one run by the Indian government https://nitter.net/PIBFactCheck itself is mostly in English and sometimes Hindi, obviously pretending no other languages matter🤦♂️.
@ashwinvis Direct funding by the government is also not ideal. Although it may work and be better than nothing.
In Germany we also have one national fact checker. Somehow with an English name Science Media Centre. I just checked the financing, was wondering whether it was the state, but it is mostly the legacy of a SAP software billionaire. https://www.sciencemediacenter.de/das-smc/finanzierung/
There is an International Fact-Checking Network, but I cannot find a list with its members. Would have given a good overview.
@TranslateScience Indeed, we need independent fact checking. If the state is involved it would be a conflict of interest in many cases, and could potentially involve propaganda.
@ashwinvis There is altnews.in for English & Hindi. For Malayalam, 24 News channel has a segment for fake news debunking.
Gov of Kerala has a fact checker on Facebook. There are some private websites as well.
Fediscience is the social network for scientists.