Implemented with Sophora
The ARD’s website "Faktenfinder" verifies news stories, uncovers false reports and fake news.
The ARD’s website Faktenfinder* verifies news stories, uncovers false reports and fake news - supported by Sophora.
Messages with false content, known as fake news, often spread rapidly, by sharing and forwarding on social networks. The ARD Faktenfinder enables a quick check of facts and figures, all on the basis of Sophora.
Users can search for keywords and check current news stories. The successful content disproves fake news with search results from the Tagesschau editorial team and offers background information on current topics.
The Tagesschau editorial team launched this innovative project in spring 2017 and implemented it via Sophora. With Sophora, the fact-finder website is seamlessly integrated into the tagesschau.de’s existing website.
By using a uniform CMS, the 20-person strong editorial team continues to benefit from their proven work processes.
The messages from the ARD Faktenfinders are among the most widely read articles in the Tagesschau. The website already had 15 million visits during its start-up phase from April to August 2017.
During the G20 summit in July 2017, Sophora achieved record retrievals with almost 900,000 visits, which Sophora managed without any difficulty.
The service is also in intense use in the social networks under the label #faktenfinder.
*Faktenfinder: German, fact finder.
Tagesschau is a German national and international television news service produced by state-run Norddeutscher Rundfunk on behalf of the German public-service television network ARD. The main edition of the programme is aired at 20:00 on Das Erste. It is also simulcast on several ARD-affiliated networks, including NDR Fernsehen, RBB Fernsehen, SWR Fernsehen, WDR Fernsehen, hr-fernsehen, 3sat, Phoenix, EinsPlus and ARD-alpha. It is also broadcast 24 hours a day via tagesschau24.