After the Capitol: tech and disinfo
What we learned about tech platforms and disinformation — and what we still don’t know.
The "broadcast" model no longer works in an era of disinformation
We've relied for too long on an outdated top-down view of disinformation.
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.
Online influencers have become powerful vectors in promoting false information and conspiracy theories
The role of celebrities and online influencers requires more scrutiny, especially from social platforms and media.
"Do No Harm" — Assessing the impact of prioritizing US political disinformation over health misinformation in 2020
What changes need to happen so newsrooms, researchers and policymakers are prepared for the health misinformation that will define 2021.
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.
Why we need a Google Trends for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Reddit
Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm.
Misinformation in your backyard: Insights from 5 US states ahead of the 2020 election
The latest First Draft research report collects analysis from our Local News Fellows in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.