'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.
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 psychology of misinformation: How to prevent it
How can we use our psychology to prevent misinformation from spreading and influencing people? We explain the key concepts in the third of a three-part series.
The psychology of misinformation: Why it’s so hard to correct
Why does our psychology make misinformation so hard to correct? We explain the key concepts in the second of a three-part series.
Introducing an SMS course to prepare for US election misinformation
Learn how to protect yourself and your community from misinformation with our free two-week text message course.
How to use network analysis to explore social media and disinformation
Network visualizations look impressive but first and foremost they are great tools for exploration. Here's a basic introduction on how to use to get started.
The US protests have shown just how easily our information ecosystem can be manipulated
As online conversations become increasingly difficult to navigate, news outlets need to be extra cautious about narratives they’re reporting on.