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05 Dec 2017

Democracy’s immune system is in trouble. Here’s what we can do | Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and the Craig Newmark Philanthropies and an early supporter of the Trust Project, lays out four principles for trustworthy reporting online in his CNN opinion piece: “Democracy’s immune system is in trouble. Here’s what we can do.” 

Among corrections and honest reporting standards, he points out how simply hyperlinking to direct sources, as part of our Trust Indicators, helps readers to “easily assess the credibility of the news.” Our work joins others, such as the News Integrity Initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, to help solve the issue of trust in news.