The first six months of the pandemic, as told by the fact checks
First Draft has analyzed 9,722 fact checks to tell the story of pandemic misinformation through the work of those fighting it.
What the false narrative around ‘CDC 6%’ can teach us about reporting Covid-19 stats
How a real piece of health data was spun into a viral misconception.
‘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.
'Fake news' laws, privacy & free speech on trial: Government overreach in the infodemic?
The infodemic has prompted some governments to restrict online speech in an attempt to stop the spread of false information. The cost? Fundamental human rights and freedoms.
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.
Misinformation in your backyard: Insights from 5 US states ahead of the 2020 election
The latest First Draft research report collects analysis from our Local News Fellows in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Tracking the infodemic: Charting six months of coronavirus misinformation
Six months after the World Health Organization first declared an 'infodemic', what have we learned about coronavirus misinformation?
The psychology of misinformation: How to prevent it
How can we use our psychology to prevent misinformation from spreading and influencing people? We explain the key concepts in the third of a three-part series.
Reporting on coronavirus: How to use WhatsApp to find stories and communities
How can you use WhatsApp in your reporting, and what practical and ethical issues should you consider?