I’m learning to code. I’ve been on again off again with it for about two years now. But I’ve only very recently started to feel like I could actually achieve something. I had a lot of unlearning and confidence building to do first.
In the current climate of information overload the demand for factchecking is increasing. Factcheckers are often small teams that struggle to keep up with the demand. In recent years, new organisations like WikiTribune have suggested crowdsourcing as an attractive and low-cost way for factchecking to scale.
I believe there’s a role for crowdsourced factchecking, but (so far) it’s not factchecking. Here’s my take.