Computer World

Why fake news is a tech problem


"The beauty of this approach is that each article is judged independently (instead of branding an entire publication as "bad"). [...] Better still, the site essentially teaches media criticism and skepticism from a scientific point of view."


Climate Scientists Launch Brainy Attack On Inaccurate News


“[Climate feedback] website's purpose goes beyond fact checking, because there are other forms of misleading information, such as cherry-picked half truths, biased information, rhetorical manipulation, and ill-defined terms.”


Take the time and effort to correct misinformation


"the scientific process doesn’t stop when results are published in a peer-reviewed journal. Wider communication is also involved, and that includes ensuring not only that information (including uncertainties) is understood, but also that misinformation and errors are corrected where necessary."

The Washington Post

It’s likely Earth’s hottest year on record — and some people are talking about global cooling


"Climate scientists, in turn, have been highly critical — a band of them just extensively challenged the original Mail on Sunday article at the website Climate Feedback, where they “estimated its overall scientific credibility to be ‘very low.’”

The Guardian

Fake news tries to blame human-caused global warming on El Niño


"For Climate Feedback, seven scientists graded David Rose’s piece, and gave it a “very low” credibility score of -1.9 (the lowest possible score is -2.0). The scientists described Rose’s article as “incredibly misleading,” “flawed to perfection,” and “completely bogus.””

Poynter Institute

When it comes to fact-checking, why do politicians get all the attention?


"...what if journalists are just thinking too narrowly about what makes a good fact check? For example, the website Climate Feedback uses line-by-line annotation to critique climate-related articles in the media — effectively fact-checking many statements at once. [...] “Any story like that that takes an issue, not necessarily a statement but an issue, that people are wondering about or don’t understand, and goes into the deep background of ‘why this is happening,’ that has all the hallmarks of a fact check, and that’s what we want to see more of,”"

The Washington Post

Man behind claim that jet stream made rare equator transit responds to criticism


“The website Climate Feedback, in which leading climate scientists review the credibility of articles published in the media, examined a story in the Independent trumpeting Beckwith’s “unprecedented” claim. It gave the story a “low” credibility score and concluded: “In reality, such wind features are frequently observed and the central claim of the article is thus unsupported by science.””

University of California Newsroom

Can you trust what you read about climate change?


"As Climate Feedback has started building up a body of article reviews, patterns are emerging: Some news sources consistently produce accurate stories on climate change, while others are consistently inaccurate."

Meteo et Climat

Lettre d’information de la Societé Française de la Météorologie et du Climat


"Le site Climate Feedback est une initiative intéressante de l’Université de Californie à Merced : des articles de journaux traitant du changement climatique et choisis parmi ceux les plus lus sont passés au crible par un réseau international de plus 120 scientifiques et gratifiés d’un indice de crédibilité. Le but est à la fois d’aider le lecteur à identifier les informations fiables et celles qui ne le sont pas et aussi d’améliorer, à terme, la couverture médiatique du changement climatique."

Society of Environmental Journalists

Scientists Critique Media Reports on Climate


"It’s unlikely to come across as just another press-bashing exercise by advocates for or against what generally is cast as the “mainstream” science on the issue. In fact, the new climate reporting “watchdog” group [...] is made up of more than 100 Ph.D. scientists, among them a fair sampling widely recognized and respected in climate science circles."