Fast Company

A shockingly large majority of health news shared on Facebook is fake or misleading

2019-02-04

"Health Feedback, a bipartisan network of scientists who collectively assess the credibility of health media coverage, worked together with the Credibility Coalition to examine the 100 most popular health articles of 2018–specifically, those with the highest number of social media engagements. They studied stories from numerous well-known websites, such as Time, NPR, the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, New Scientist, CNN, and more."

Deutsche Welle

Climate change: ‘Fake news,’ real fallout

2018-07-24

"More and more, what becomes influential online is not always written by journalists. This opening of the world of journalism to many more people, like PR people and bloggers, is bringing a lot of inaccurate information online" Vincent told DW. And journalists get it wrong too, misinterpreting or cherry-picking the data, or taking conclusions out of context. In cases like this, articles can be misleading even if they aren't deliberately manipulative.

Axios

Why climate change is the easiest news to fake

2018-06-25

"Climate Feedback is a voluntary initiative of well-known and respected scientists reviewing climate change articles for accuracy, whose first work came in 2015. Among the articles reviewed: The Wall Street Journal op-ed on rising sea levels, which was described as “grossly” misleading to readers; and, on the other side, a highly cited New York Magazine article that the reviewing scientists said exaggerated how bad climate change could get."

Science Alert

The Wall Street Journal Still Treats Climate Change as “Opinion”

2018-06-12

"For years, the WSJ has run opinion piece after opinion piece, questioning the reality of anthropogenic climate change. Too often, these "opinions" are written by authors with strong ties to the fossil fuel industry... Science doesn't care about your opinion."

The Conversation

La chasse aux « fake news », c’est aussi bon pour le climat

2018-04-25

"La communauté scientifique a un rôle à jouer pour mieux informer ses concitoyens face à la montée en puissance des campagnes organisées de désinformation. Climate Feedback propose un modèle qui pourrait être adapté à d’autres domaines touchés par ce phénomène, comme l’énergie ou la santé."

CISION

These 11 Environmental Sites Bring Innovation to Climate Change Coverage

2018-04-19

"We asked award-winning TV reporter Jeff Burnside to break down environmental journalism. He’s the past president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, so he’s an expert in this arena... Climate Feedback is a global network of scientists who assess the credibility of influential climate change media coverage.Its first mission essentially is to fact-check, and it’s pretty fascinating."

American Press Institute

The Week in Fact-Checking

2018-02-09

"Are the people at Climate Feedback fact-checkers or not? They’re not sure they are, but when you read their process for verifying information in buzzy science articles, you might agree the world could use more fact-checking operations like this."

Duke Reporter's Lab

Fact-checking triples over four years

2018-02-22

"There’s also growing variety among the fact-checkers. Our database now includes several science fact-checkers, such as Climate Feedback and Détecteur de Rumeurs from Agence Science-Presse in Montreal."

The Mac Observer

TMO Background Mode Interview with Axios Energy & Climate Reporter Amy Harder

2018-02-19

"It can be very hard sometimes as a reporter to separate out the political statements from the science on both sides. And so I don’t want to hear an activist to say climate change caused hurricane harvey because that’s not accurate. I want to hear a scientist say, 'well it can make it worse, we are doing studies to find out if that was actually the case' so that’s what I really appreciate with Climate Feedback. [...] That’s a good example of something I would like to see more of."

Columbia Journalism Review

At Climate Feedback, scientists encourage better science reporting. But who is listening?

2018-02-01

"The site can be a valuable resource for journalists, says Robinson Meyer, who covers climate change for The Atlantic. Climate Feedback has reviewed three of Meyer’s stories. All received a good score. “Getting their validation is really useful,” he says. “For longer stories, often you end up parachuting into these sub-disciplines without really understanding them.” [...] And then he can show the assessment to his boss to say, “Look, I got it right,” he says. Meyer also likes reading analyses of his colleagues’ work to see if the expert reviewers confirm his own assessment of the article."