After the Capitol: tech and disinfo
What we learned about tech platforms and disinformation — and what we still don’t know.
We need independent platform oversight in 2021
The platforms can no longer delay on partnering with independent researchers and civil society organizations
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.
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.
How a fake Brexit Party account fooled hundreds of Twitter users – and some journalists
A prospective parliamentary candidate found himself at the centre of a frenzy caused by a fake —but strikingly similar — account on Monday as the UK election heats up.
UK General Election 2019: The false, misleading and suspicious claims CrossCheck uncovered in the first week
The 2019 UK General Election campaign could not have got off to a more predictable start for those with a concern about disinformation.
Information disorder: 'The techniques we saw in 2016 have evolved'
'We are increasingly seeing the weaponisation of context,' says First Draft US director and co-founder Claire Wardle in the third of a new series of guides addressing trust and truth in the digital age.
Verifying online information: The absolute essentials
The second in a new series of guides from First Draft looks at the tools, tips and techniques for figuring out if online materials is what it purports to be.
Online research tools highlight ethical debate in the age of disinformation
Journalists need a guiding set of principles for how they mine social media for public information.