Six months after the World Health Organization first declared an 'infodemic', what have we learned about coronavirus misinformation?
We all play a role in stopping the spread of the virus and viral hoaxes.
We can have all the checks and balances in the world but it is the right mindset which is crucial to not get tricked.
Online ads have become a central theme of the election, where parties can reach voters with micro-targeted messages.
The Conservative Party press office rebranded as 'factcheckUK' for the first televised debate ahead of the December election.
Examples of misleading claims and videos dismissed as comedy in the UK general election echo similar strategies in elections around the world.
The policy announced by CEO Jack Dorsey will need to go above and beyond any efforts the company has previously introduced to address the issue, writes First Draft digital editor Alastair Reid.
As the deadline to withdraw from the European Union draws closer, the pressure on all parties to negotiate a breakthrough has intensified. First Draft has been investigating the claims swirling on social media to unearth cases of disinformation.
From deepfakes and bots to forensic tools and networked factions, here are some of the top lessons in all things disinformation from the 20th Online News Assocation annual conference in New Orleans.
A disputed video from an LA-based marketing firm is the latest in a long line of spurious claims which go global in the relentless pursuit of clicks. Experts are increasingly concerned this is a feature, not a bug, of social media.
After warnings about a possible disinformation campaign, what actually emerged from the European parliamentary vote was a more complex picture of information disorder. We reflected on these trends with several researchers and practitioners.
The program manager at the WITNESS Media Lab talks about her work with eyewitness video as a tool for advocacy
Le Monde's deputy editor tells First Draft about his work fighting misinformation online and his upcoming projects
BBC News' social media editor tells First Draft about his work leading the BBC News social media desk and how his team approach breaking news on social media
Find out which articles made First Draft's most-read stories list over 2016, a year in which fake news featured prominently everywhere
See if you remember how much of an impact fake news had around the world in the final First Draft fake news quiz
Almost 90% of respondents to a recent survey believe fake news sows confusion about real events, and many believe the government, tech firms and individuals are responsible in stopping it
First Draft participated in the Electionland project, which brought together news organizations and journalism students from across the country led by ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom.
Everything you need to monitor social media for election stories including how to verify and debunk hoaxes
Between the "WOAH!" and the share: hoaxes are designed to trigger a response, which is a good first test for spotting fake stories
See if you spotted the facts and fakes over October in the latest edition of the First Draft fake news quiz
A video alleging voter fraud in the US has been viewed nearly 400,000 times, but the footage is from Russia.
The database of geo-tagged images will go "read-only" from November 4 and close in November 2017
Harambe, trolls and 9/11: see how many fakes you can spot in the latest edition of the First Draft quiz
Check out all the slides from First Draft presentations at ONA16 in Denver, a great place to start when getting to grips with eyewitness media
You can now filter tweets by date and location in Tweetdeck columns, potentially speeding up the process of finding news as it breaks
Think you've got a good nose for fake news? Take the quiz to see if you can sort these true stories from the false
Do you find newsworthy videos are often deleted before you get a chance to verify them and use them in your reporting? Video Vault might be your new best friend
Make your online life faster and easier with these tools to turbocharge the job
Recent news stories have been plagued by a new wave of online hoaxers on social media, so make sure you don't get tricked
Experts from the broadcaster's social discovery team share advice and experience in how journalists interact with eyewitnesses in breaking news
Can you spot which of these news and viral stories from July are real and which ones are hoaxes?
Sky News' digital editor for newsgathering discussed some of the more challenging stories she's worked on when talking with eyewitnesses in dangerous situations
Find out how to verify pictures and videos from social media with these tips from the First Draft Live event at AJ+
Journalists need to verify newsworthy pictures and video from social media, but that doesn't mean they have to do it alone
Contacting eyewitnesses on social media comes with its own risks and responsibsilities, as Fergus Bell explained at the recent #FDLive3 training at AJ+
Finding sources around the world is an important skill for any journalist, and so is keeping them on side to help in future stories
One eyewitness tweeted a video of sirens and gunfire from downtown Dallas and received more than 200 requests from reporters. Can the media find a collective way to make this more manageable?
A recent video of a car crash published on The Lad Bible's Facebook page ends with a call for viewers to submit videos for cash. Is this dangerous or standard practice?
Can you spot which of these news and viral stories from June are real and which ones are hoaxes?
A new, global beat led by Craig Silverman is aiming to apply how BuzzFeed makes stories go viral to debunking fake news
See if you've been caught out by hoaxers taking advantage of the EU Referendum
Selfies are absolutely fine – almost encouraged – outside polling stations, but taking them inside risks getting in serious trouble
Speakers from Reportedly, Dig Deeper Media and Meedan will discuss putting community first in social newsgathering and verification
Young audiences trust news less and are more likely to get information from a wide variety of social sources, according to the new Digital News Report
Hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so here are some tools to find and verify footage for news
Test your knowledge with the latest in our monthly series of fake news quizzes
Supporters of Daesh published handwritten pictures to the internet on Saturday, giving away their location in the process. Here's how they were found
With Facebook Live now available in 60 countries worldwide there is huge potential for journalism, but limitations and ethical issues persist