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.
The return to old-school methods to sow chaos
Leaflets, billboards, emails, SMS and robocalls spread false information about Covid-19 and the US election
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.
The importance of local context in taking on misinformation: Lessons from AfricaCheck
Understanding the culture, conditions, and history of a community or place is vital to reporting on — and challenging — misinformation. A recent First Draft webinar tapped into the experiences of AfricaCheck to understand the role local context plays in misinformation.
George Floyd protests: Resources for online newsgathering, verification, protecting sources and colleagues
How to use social media to report on the protests over police brutality and structural racism sweeping the world.
Lessons on covering coronavirus misinformation from the fallout of 'Plandemic'
Experts weigh in on the viral conspiracy theory video illustrating how disinformation spreads in the ‘infodemic’
Updates to Facebook's design also mean updates for researchers
No one expects social platforms to look the same forever, but researchers should be wary of this new redesign because of the valuable features it eliminates.
Coronavirus: Resources for reporters
A list of resources for journalists, including checklists, guides, links and the best reads from around the web
Coronavirus: Tools and guides for journalists
A selection of resources and tools from First Draft and others to help journalists reporting on misinformation.