Introducing an SMS course to prepare for US election misinformation
Learn how to protect yourself and your community from misinformation with our free two-week text message course.
How to use network analysis to explore social media and disinformation
Network visualizations look impressive but first and foremost they are great tools for exploration. Here's a basic introduction on how to use to get started.
The US protests have shown just how easily our information ecosystem can be manipulated
As online conversations become increasingly difficult to navigate, news outlets need to be extra cautious about narratives they’re reporting on.
The psychology of misinformation: Why we’re vulnerable
How does our psychology make us more vulnerable to misinformation? We explain the key concepts in the first of a three-part series.
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.
First Draft recognizes Black lives matter
We want to acknowledge the experiences of Black journalists who have to deal with systemic racism and now must also contend with the degradation of their profession.
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.