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.
We need independent platform oversight in 2021
The platforms can no longer delay on partnering with independent researchers and civil society organizations
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.
How important is the integrity of India’s elections to Facebook and Twitter?
The social media giants treat claims of election fraud vastly differently around the globe.
'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?