The Trust Project Will Spin Off and Become Its Own Independent Nonprofit

It received a $2.25 million infusion from Facebook, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Democracy Fund

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An infusion of $2.25 million from Facebook, Craig Newmark Philanthropies and the Democracy Fund is helping the Trust Project spin off from Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and become its own independent nonprofit organization.

In November 2017, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Bing teamed up with the Trust Project on Trust Indicators, which are aimed at helping to validate legitimate news publishers and weeding out fake news.

The Trust Project said 126 top news sites globally—including properties owned by BBC, The Economist, The Washington Post, Hearst Television, Tegna, El País, La Repubblica, La Stampa and Canadian Broadcast Corp.—are



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