We need to know more about political ads. But can transparency be a trap?
The complexities and contradictions of calls for increased transparency around online advertising.
After the Capitol: tech and disinfo
What we learned about tech platforms and disinformation — and what we still don’t know.
We need independent platform oversight in 2021
The platforms can no longer delay on partnering with independent researchers and civil society organizations
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.
Why we need a Google Trends for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Reddit
Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm.
How a fake Brexit Party account fooled hundreds of Twitter users – and some journalists
A prospective parliamentary candidate found himself at the centre of a frenzy caused by a fake —but strikingly similar — account on Monday as the UK election heats up.
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.
Information disorder: 'The techniques we saw in 2016 have evolved'
'We are increasingly seeing the weaponisation of context,' says First Draft US director and co-founder Claire Wardle in the third of a new series of guides addressing trust and truth in the digital age.
Verifying online information: The absolute essentials
The second in a new series of guides from First Draft looks at the tools, tips and techniques for figuring out if online materials is what it purports to be.