VAERS: How to stop misinformation related to the US vaccine database
Whether it’s genuine confusion or malicious intent, the CDC and FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System is being used to sow vaccine fears around the world.
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.
AI won’t solve the problem of moderating audiovisual media
Platforms are hoping automated tools will help moderate social media content at scale, but massive challenges remain — especially for audiovisual misinformation.
Failure to understand Black and Latinx communities will result in a critical misunderstanding of the impact of disinformation
Reporting on the election showed the need for partnerships with community organizations and researchers
We need independent platform oversight in 2021
The platforms can no longer delay on partnering with independent researchers and civil society organizations
How important is the integrity of India’s elections to Facebook and Twitter?
The social media giants treat claims of election fraud vastly differently around the globe.
‘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.
Vaccine nationalism: How geopolitics is shaping responses to the pandemic
Geopolitical and nationalist narratives have been playing out in different communities, fomenting false information around treatments and cures for the coronavirus.