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Le Monde newspaper launches anti-fake news platform

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Le Monde launched its new Decodex platform on 1st February 2017.
Le Monde launched its new Decodex platform on 1st February 2017. Le Monde
By: Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel
11 min

How can the media fight the rise of fake news? French newspaper Le Monde might have part of the answer.

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At the beginning of February Le Monde will launch Decodex, a web platform that will allow readers to check wether a website is reliable or not.

The team has also created a Chrome and Firefox extension that will alert readers when they come across false or unverified stories, powered by a database of 600 websites that are considered unreliable.

RFI spoke to Samuel Laurent, the head of Les Décodeurs, the fact-checking section of Le Monde.

Plus, we'll go to the US, where activists say the government is censoring scientists.

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