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Our.News, a nonpartisan online platform, is partnering with the Newseum and the Freedom Forum Institute to launch "Newstrition," a tool that aims to allow users to discern between real and "fake" news.

The big picture: Newstrition will face competition from dozens of other similar tools meant to reinstate trust in the media. Most similar is NewsGuard, which offers "Nutrition Label" write-ups on websites to discern "which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism — and which are not," its website explains. Axios' Sara Fischer reported that while the goal for these tools are "valiant ... the field is so crowded right now it’s hard to see who is making progress."

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Venezuela's predictable elections herald an uncertain future

The watchful eyes of Hugo Chávez on an election poster in Caracas. Photo: Cristian Hernandez/AFP via Getty

Venezuelans will go to the polls on Sunday, Nicolás Maduro will complete his takeover of the last opposition-held body, and much of the world will refuse to recognize the results.

The big picture: The U.S. and dozens of other countries have backed an opposition boycott of the National Assembly elections on the grounds that — given Maduro's tactics (like tying jobs and welfare benefits to voting), track record, and control of the National Electoral Council — they will be neither free nor fair.

Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN on Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

The big picture: Biden also stated he has asked NIAID director Anthony Fauci to stay on in his current role, serve as a chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 response team when he takes office early next year.