Baseless beliefs have become more popular globally, promising orderly answers to those experiencing confusion, isolation and grief in an upside-down world
Evolving tactics from QAnon-promoting accounts pose moderation challenges for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Despite the trending hashtags and media coverage, research shows anti-maskers are often amplified by algorithms, Twitter and the people who mock them.
Searching and understanding the archive can enrich research and reporting — and potentially reveal some interesting leads.
Experts weigh in on the viral conspiracy theory video illustrating how disinformation spreads in the ‘infodemic’
Misinformation surrounding the novel coronavirus is increasing pressure on journalists as they adapt to new isolated work practices.
Journalists globally need to take care of themselves as the demand for Covid-19 coverage continues.
New research from First Draft goes into detail on how staged footage became an engine for vaccine misinformation and mistrust in Pakistan, derailing efforts to immunise millions of children.
First Draft’s collaborative CrossCheck project spotlighted issues with voting at polling stations on election day and how a hospital became the focal point of hoaxes just days before the election.
With less than one week to go until the December 12 vote, the amount of media manipulation and misleading information is increasing.
The BBC apologised for an edited clip and fake newspapers continued to roll off the political presses in week four of the election campaign.
‘Parody’ sites are the new battleground for grabbing voters’ attention and counteracting opposition party criticism.
First Draft’s investigations included deception from the Conservative Party, Momentum claiming BBC bias, and campaign literature masquerading as local newspapers.
Finding the signs of automation is quick but not all red flags lead to 'bot' accounts.
Two leading journalists overseeing social media teams give their advice on monitoring and verifying content online for new reporters.
Bellingcat’s Nick Waters talks through the essentials of open source intelligence.
Journalism educators in the UK discuss the challenges of adapting curriculums to the digital era.
Smart searches cut through social media chatter by finding precise snippets of information based on keywords, dates and locations.
First Draft is training the next generation of journalists to monitor, investigate and verify online content. Latvian-Russian student Jekaterina Drozdovica talks about her favourite verification tools and the role of emotions in information disorder