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Newslines lets users collate news articles into rich multimedia timelines that show how people, event and products develop over time. Please feel free to add your own news items and timelines about your favorite people, products, or events.This Newsline is for major events. For more detailed reporting see Newslines Updates, and for commentary, please check out the Newslines blog.

3 Sep, 2018

The National Interview

Interview

Mark is interviewed by The National, a daily newspaper in Scotland.

Our aim is to summarise all of the world’s news – past to present. We distribute our news through partners, such as social media fan pages and share advertising revenues with the page owners. People can sign up to be the next set of contributors. They tell us what they are interested in and we help them produce a timeline along the way. Anyone can come in for free and read the timeline or edit it…Facebook used to do a lot of news but now its model has changed where do people go for unbiased news? People can get a left-wing view in the Guardian and a right-wing view if they read the Telegraph but where is the unbiased reference point?

26 Sep, 2012

Sarasota Patch interview

Interview

Mark is interviewed about WeCheck. describing how the idea came to him when he annotated an editorial by Nicolas Kristof in the New York Times. The site is an online version of that manual process, allowing users to tag speeches and articles for common logical fallacies, and so dig deeper into the truth of political statements.

At first I wasn’t thinking ‘fact checking,’ I just wanted to find out whether it was true or not…I have good faith in the people. There’s enough people out there that are out to find the truth than for the political aspect.

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