About Maarten

Editor and co-found of leadstories.com, a site debunking hoaxes and fake news by using the Trendolizer engine (developed in-house, has been used by Buzzfeed and First Draft News) to spot the most trending (fake...) articles of the day. Built up a wide-ranging knowledge of the fake news phenomenon, the people behind it and their motivations. Can talk for hours about what fake news is, how it is created, how to spot it, how to debunk it and what can be done about it.




Dutch, English


Fake News, Disinformation, Fact-checking, Hoaxes, Fact Checking, Debunking, Journalism

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