A commuters walks past an advertisement discouraging the dissemination of fake news, at a train station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and leading broadcasters Tuesday with a new set of standards for journalists. The Journalism Trust Initiative, which hopes to be able to certify outlets and news sources with high standards of ethical norms and independence, is being backed by Agence France Presse, the European Broadcasting Union and the Global Editors Network.RSF head Christophe Deloire said the idea was that search engines and social media platforms would give preferential treatment in their algorithms to media outlets that met the standards. The drive with the EBU, the world's top alliance of public broadcasters, aims to set news standards from individual bloggers to large international media groups.
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