- 25 January 2017
Le Monde is set to release a suite of products designed to throttle the spread of fake news online.
“Decodex” is the name for the French newspaper’s three fact-checking products powered by a database of 600 websites deemed unreliable and compiled by Le Monde’s fact-checking unit, Les Décodeurs, over the last year.
The websites included in the database are mainly French, but there are a number of international sites too, including the controversial, so-called “alt-right” site Breitbart, which has been attempting to expand in France and Germany. Other examples of sites included in the database include U.S. sites “Daily News Bin” and “Denver Guardian,” along with French false-news sites and ones that regularly publish conspiracy theories, such as “Dernières Nouvelles du Dragon” (“The Latest Dragon News”).