Olga Yurkova


Olga Yurkova is a journalist and co-founder of StopFake.org, an independent Ukrainian organization that trains an international cohort of fact-checkers in an effort to curb propaganda and misinformation in the media. She teaches different audiences how propaganda works and how to identify fake news, consulting a range of organizations and public structures and collaborating with mainstream media as a journalist. For fighting propaganda, Yurkova was included in the list of New Europe 100 and was named a TED Fellow in 2018.


Verification, but verification of what? The media? The journalist? The article?

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News verification is becoming an essential part of journalism and it goes far beyond the traditional fact-checking. Many startups and news organisations are working on this dilemma: what must be verified? The media itself, the journalist, the piece of information or a mix of those three elements?

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