How anti-Muslim content spreads on YouTube in India
News coverage that scapegoated Muslims for the spread of Covid-19 has been given a new lease of life on YouTube.
How an anti-Muslim influence operation spread on Indian social media
An anti-Muslim influence network in India hijacked recent conversations around Israel and Palestine.
Chinese-made vaccines are being subject to misleading narratives
Misleading information about China's Covid-19 vaccines could have global ramifications.
Climate change conspiracy memes on Instagram extend across the web
Thousands of Instagram posts using hashtags such as #climatehoax and #globalwarmingisfake have garnered at least half a million views, likes or comments on the platform.
Fringe communities feed on RT coverage to undermine Covid-19 vaccinations
Online anti-vaccination sources are using Russian state-funded media videos targeting the Pfizer vaccine to discredit coronavirus vaccination campaigns more broadly.
How anti-vaccination websites build audiences and monetize misinformation
Anti-vaccination websites employ vast configurations of ad, social media and analytics trackers to drive traffic, build audiences and monetize misinformation.
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.
We need independent platform oversight in 2021
The platforms can no longer delay on partnering with independent researchers and civil society organizations
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.