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Alan Jaffe is a former assignment editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and former features editor at the South Jersey Courier-Post. He contributed stories on the built environment to WHYY NewsWorks and PlanPhilly.com and stories on the natural environment for BillyPenn.com. On weekends he carries binoculars, and has written about urban avian life for BirdWatching magazine and the American Birding Association’s magazine. He has joined FactCheck.org as assignment editor/project manager of its collaboration with Facebook to debunk viral deceptions on the social media platform.