NiemanLab’s Laura Hazard Owen joins us to talk about fake news, fact-checking on Facebook and the #MeToo movement.

In the news this week, the FCC voted to roll back net neutrality rules, which could hurt local and independent news publishers, while giving ISPs cover to throttle and censor content. Disney bought most of 21st Century Fox in a bid to take on the growing strength of tech giants like Netflix, Amazon, Google, Facebook and even Apple in original content. Google spends €20 Million on 102 innovation journalism projects across Europe as part of its Digital News Initiative. Our Collaboration of the Week, presented by Airtable, is Documenting Hate, an effort by 100+ newsrooms to create a database of hate crimes across the country. Our Metric of the Week segment looks back on metrics predictions for 2017, and we go one-on-one with Nieman Lab’s Laura Hazard Owen, who’s been writing a column on fake news. Will we still be obsessed with the new f-word in 2018? 

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