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First Draft, a project of the Shorenstein Center, fights mis- and disinformation through fieldwork, research and education.

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The three ways we fight mis- and disinformation:

Innovative Fieldwork

We manage and support journalism fieldwork that utilizes new assumptions and techniques to tackle information disorder.

Empirical Research

We conduct research on the projects we lead to evaluate what works and what is the most effective in combating misinformation.

Educational Resources

We educate journalists and the wider public by designing courses, resources and trainings based on our research and experience.

Educational Resources

First Draft’s online courses and resources – through a combination of video tutorials, case studies, interactive challenges and more – help journalists and the general public better distinguish good information from bad. Covered topics include:

  • Monitoring the social web
  • Investigating sources' digital footprints
  • Geolocating images and video
First Draft learning

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