Learn how to protect yourself and your community from misinformation with our free two-week text message course.
Our guide to navigating the infodemic will explain how misinformation spreads and give you practical tips for verifying content online.
The Partnership on AI (PAI) and First Draft are launching a Research Fellowship to investigate tactics for communicating video manipulations to the public.
While there is now more awareness around the online tactics of deception, new frontiers in digital spaces continue to open up, writes First Draft co-founder Claire Wardle in this extract from our Essential Guide.
'We are increasingly seeing the weaponisation of context,' says First Draft US director and co-founder Claire Wardle in the third of a new series of guides addressing trust and truth in the digital age.
Agents of disinformation use anonymous online spaces to seed rumors and fabricated content, hoping to eventually reach professional news outlets. How can journalists protect themselves from being manipulated?
Definitions matter. These tools will give you the words you need to talk about information disorder.
Our report for the Council of Europe provides a new definitional framework for information disorder, overviews current responses and summarizes key academic studies
When, how and why do we report on rumors and fabricated content?
Using similar techniques to ones employed in our UK election project, we will monitor online conversations in real-time with Correctiv.org
Today we are excited to announce the beginning of our Academic Partner Network with 32 Schools and Departments from around the world.
We're excited to announce support for new research which will investigate the misinformation ecosystem across Europe based on the technological Infrastructure of 'fake news' sites.
To understand the misinformation ecosystem, here's a break down of the types of fake content, content creators motivations and how it's being disseminated
NewsCheck is a Chrome extension that prompts you to work through a verification checklist and then allows others to see how you authenticated an image or video. See how the tool works and how you can integrate the checklist into your workflows.
Claire Wardle leads research and projects for the First Draft Partner Network. Here she outlines an action plan for 2017
The First Draft timeline of the fake news debate surrounding the 2016 US presidential election
Claire explains how she will build a research agenda and establish First Draft as a non-profit in the US
First Draft's debut handbook establishes standards for using eyewitness media
New research shows how 23 news organisations dealt with graphic footage livestreamed on Facebook after Philando Castile was shot by a police officer
With Topsy, Google Real-Time Search, RSS feeds for social platforms and Google Reader all gone, what are some alternatives for newsgathering which get results?
A list of non-academic readings related to different aspects of the "fake news" debate, covering the impact of advertising, its role in the US election, the growing awareness of disinformation campaigns aimed at upcoming European elections, and some of the psychological theories that help explain why our brains can be so easily fooled.
If news organisations don’t start fighting false information as it happens we risk losing our audience to the lies
The London bombings was one of the first stories where eyewitness media was integrated into mainstream news. What has changed?