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Credibility Community Group Launched

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Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:21:03 +0000
To: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>,"Wendy Seltzer" <wseltzer@w3.org>,"Aviv Ovadya" <aviv.ovadya+w3c@gmail.com>,"Stuart Myles" <smyles@ap.org>,"timothy holborn" <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>,Cc: public-council@w3.org
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With your support, the Credibility Community Group has been launched:

This group was originally proposed on 2017-10-27
by Sandro Hawke. The following people supported its
      Sandro Hawke
      Wendy Seltzer
      Aviv Ovadya
      Stuart Myles
      timothy holborn
To join the group, please use:

Please note that supporting a group is different from joining
a group. Supporters must also enroll if they wish to participate.

As concerns grow about the importance of credible information in news,
it has become increasingly necessary to develop broader consensus around
what makes information content credible amongst key providers. Another
key concern is how this credibility is communicated as content travels
around the web.

Simply rating a story as “credible” because it comes from trusted
providers is no longer enough; we believe that it is crucial for the
general public to understand what parts of a story are credible and why,
as well as how to communicate that credibility effectively.

Defining a set of standards for content credibility leverages the
expertise of a knowledgeable community, creating a growing foundation
upon which interested providers can make important decisions about how
we share and display information, regardless of what site it appears on.
The Credibility Working Group is an expect of effort started by Meedan
and Hacks/Hackers, and incubated at MisinfoCon, sometimes call
"Credibility Schema" or "Credibility Indicators" which aims to address
this challenge by convening journalists, scientists, designers,
librarians, platform representatives and others. We are a diverse,
interdisciplinary community committed to building better standards for
credibility on the web and improving our information ecosystems and
media literacy more broadly.

Thank you,

W3C Community Development Team
Received on Saturday, 28 October 2017 13:21:13 UTC

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