CFC Media Lab IDEABOOST Company SAM Joins CrossCheck Project to Fight Fake News [fr]

SAM is the 2016 winner of the inaugural Cultural Start-up Award, part of Enterprising Culture 2016, co-organised by the Consulate general

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Media Lab is pleased to announce that SAM, a CFC Media Lab IDEABOOSTcompany, is partnering with First Draft to support CrossCheck. This collaborative verification project will assist newsrooms in battling fake news during the current French election cycle. SAM, a social media content management system, will support newsrooms as they monitor politicians’ posts across social platforms and fact-check claims.

A recent alumnus of CFC Media Lab IDEABOOST Cohort 5, SAM is also the 2016 winner of the inaugural Cultural Start-up Award, part of Enterprising Culture, a major international forum for Franco-Canadian creative and cultural industry startups. CFC Media Lab and the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada, in partnership with Forum d’Avignon, produced the event; read more about the Cultural Start-up Award here.

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Last modified on 08/03/2017

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