Lead Stories Launches Fact Checking In Russian and Ukrainian Alongside New "War" Category

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Lead Stories Launches Fact Checking In Russian and Ukrainian Alongside New "War" Category RU & UA

Colorado Springs - In response to the escalating events and the outbreak of a war between Russia and Ukraine at the end of February 2022 Lead Stories today announces the launch of Russian and Ukrainian versions of its award-winning fact checking website leadstories.com

The new sites are located at russian.leadstories.com and ukrainian.leadstories.com and are staffed by veteran journalists fluent in both languages. They will follow the same methodology already in use on our English-language website and will honor our commitments as signatories of the IFCN Code of Principles.

Lead Stories already partnered with Meta and ByteDance to fight disinformation on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok and the new staffers will assist in that effort.

In addition to the new sites today we are also adding a new category to our main navigation named "War" that will group all fact checks regarding the conflict.

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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