'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?
The psychology of misinformation: Why it’s so hard to correct
Why does our psychology make misinformation so hard to correct? We explain the key concepts in the second of a three-part series.