Combating misinformation in under-resourced languages: lessons from around the world
The languages we speak greatly determine our access to reliable information and fact checks that debunk half-truths or false claims. A recent webinar by First Draft and Global Voices investigates how linguistic minorities can overcome this information inequality.
As online communities mobilize offline, misinformation manifests a physical threat
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the line between online discourse and offline action has long disappeared.
‘An unquestionable truth’: Religious misinformation in the coronavirus pandemic
As the pandemic spreads in Latin America, some Christian communities find themselves caught between faith and science.
Coronavirus: How pro-mask posts boost the anti-mask movement
Despite the trending hashtags and media coverage, research shows anti-maskers are often amplified by algorithms, Twitter and the people who mock them.
Vaccine nationalism: How geopolitics is shaping responses to the pandemic
Geopolitical and nationalist narratives have been playing out in different communities, fomenting false information around treatments and cures for the coronavirus.
'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.
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 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.
How newsrooms can support staff reporting on Covid-19
Misinformation surrounding the novel coronavirus is increasing pressure on journalists as they adapt to new isolated work practices.