The unproven lab leak theory, Wuhan lab and virus origin: Reporting best practices
Ongoing investigations into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic have created a minefield for journalists and audiences.
Hesitancy behind Hong Kong’s low vaccination uptake is driven by political tensions
Skepticism about the Covid-19 vaccines in Hong Kong is as much a political and emotional issue as it is scientific.
How fringe candidates use misinformation to gain outsized online influence
Social media allows some fringe candidates to gain online reach they wouldn't otherwise have
Scientists can’t predict the future, but they can help us prevent misinformation
Exploring collaborative solutions between science communicators and journalists to help combat misinformation.
Data deficits around Covaxin contribute to vaccine hesitancy in India
The homegrown vaccine is a key part of India’s massive immunization drive, despite Phase 3 trial data still being collected
Combating misinformation in under-resourced languages: lessons from around the world
The languages we speak greatly determine our access to reliable information and fact checks that debunk half-truths or false claims. A recent webinar by First Draft and Global Voices investigates how linguistic minorities can overcome this information inequality.
As online communities mobilize offline, misinformation manifests a physical threat
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the line between online discourse and offline action has long disappeared.
‘An unquestionable truth’: Religious misinformation in the coronavirus pandemic
As the pandemic spreads in Latin America, some Christian communities find themselves caught between faith and science.
Coronavirus: How pro-mask posts boost the anti-mask movement
Despite the trending hashtags and media coverage, research shows anti-maskers are often amplified by algorithms, Twitter and the people who mock them.