Misleading claims, edited videos and conspiracy theories acting as a ‘vehicle’ to undermine marginalised voices
First Draft examined the tactics used to spread disinformation about two leading black MPs.
UK general election 2019: Boris Johnson quote disputed, more suspicious Facebook ads and party publications get the magazine treatment
With less than one week to go until the December 12 vote, the amount of media manipulation and misleading information is increasing.
Brexit Party and Scottish Conservative officials behind Facebook ads attacking Labour
The people behind City Action and Capitalist Worker registered as non-party campaigners to advertise in the UK's general election.
UK Election: The main parties embrace a local digital strategy to win over voters
From local hospitals to a wind farm and schools, some parties are tackling regional issues head on, while others send the same message to targeted seats.
UK General Election 2019: CCHQ’s fact-check stunt, fake newspapers and a squirrel hoax dominate the third week
First Draft’s investigations included deception from the Conservative Party, Momentum claiming BBC bias, and campaign literature masquerading as local newspapers.
How Leave.EU dominates the Brexit conversation on Facebook
First Draft examined the tactics used by the political campaigning group, whose interaction rate outstrips all other Facebook Pages posting about Brexit.
UK General Election 2019: The false, misleading and suspicious claims CrossCheck uncovered in the first week
The 2019 UK General Election campaign could not have got off to a more predictable start for those with a concern about disinformation.
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson targeted with disinformation by left- and right-leaning voices over Brexit
As the UK approaches its second Brexit deadline and a general election looms in the not-too-distant future, social media activity around many political figures has stepped up dramatically.
Pro-Trump Twitter accounts boost Boris Johnson Brexit message
Hundreds of users bearing US hashtags or created since June helped promote the British Prime Minister in activity experts called 'suspicious'.
Brexit: The false, misleading and suspicious claims CrossCheck has uncovered so far
As the deadline to withdraw from the European Union draws closer, the pressure on all parties to negotiate a breakthrough has intensified. First Draft has been investigating the claims swirling on social media to unearth cases of disinformation.