In the newest edition of Press Gazette’s Future of Media Explained podcast, presented in association with Reuters, we found out how the agency is battling misinformation in its reporting of the US midterm elections.
The wire agency’s politics and digital verification editors say some misinformation has become so entrenched it has changed the shape of their election coverage.
They told Press Gazette reporter Bron Maher about zany claims breaching into the mainstream, what goes into running multi-state election coverage and what the business case is for investing in fact-checking.
You can listen to episode 21 of the Future of Media Explained podcast here:
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