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Truth trackers: Innovative approaches to fact-checking in turbulent times

In the evolving digital landscape, the rapid rise of technology and platforms has been both a blessing and a curse. They've opened up a world of opportunities, but they've also unleashed a flood of misinformation. Separating fact from fiction has become increasingly difficult, even for the most skilled professionals.

Fact-checking, once the bedrock of journalism, has become an indispensable format. It acts as a firewall against the relentless attempts by interest groups, regimes, and individuals to manipulate public opinion. As the world grapples with multiple crises, fact-checkers are at the forefront, using innovative tools and methods to counter these deceptions.

In our next Innovation Sparks episode, we're thrilled to welcome Sophie Timmermann and Darko Brkan. Sophie, the deputy head of CORRECTIV's fact-checking team, is deeply immersed in the world of alternative online political media and open-source investigations. Meanwhile, Darko, the president of CA "Why not," is an outspoken advocate for civic activism and the transformative role of technology in strengthening democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Together with our host, Jakov Leon, media consultant at DW Akademie, they will navigate the complex world of fact-checking and explore pressing issues. Is collaboration and networking the key to staying relevant in times of crisis? Or should we focus on the untapped potential of AI and automated tools?

Join us for an engaging conversation on the challenges, strategies, and future of fact-checking.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights directly from the experts. Join us and arm yourself with the knowledge to navigate the digital age with confidence.