As ‘fake news’ flies, UC Berkeley students verify and document

Alexa Koenig quoted by East Bay Times, June 27, 2017

In the last decade or so, there’s been a proliferation of smartphones, said Alexa Koenig, executive director of Berkeley’s Human Rights Center and co-manager of the school’s investigations lab. That lets everyone be a human rights investigator but it also creates space for lots of misinformation and a need for what has come to be known as digital verification.