Understanding automated fact-checking

Dr Lucas Graves, senior research fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, explores the promise and limits of automated fact-checking.

By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Based on a review of recent research and interviews with both fact-checkers and computer scientists working in this area.

Read this factsheet to understand how the outcomes of this research could improve your newsgathering. 

  • Understand the current efforts to automatically police false claims and misleading content online
  • Explore how automated fact-checking (AFC) platforms in development can help you track false claims across the media landscape and to respond as quickly as possible.