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.
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.
George Floyd protests: Resources for online newsgathering, verification, protecting sources and colleagues
How to use social media to report on the protests over police brutality and structural racism sweeping the world.
Lessons on covering coronavirus misinformation from the fallout of 'Plandemic'
Experts weigh in on the viral conspiracy theory video illustrating how disinformation spreads in the ‘infodemic’
Coronavirus: How are the social media platforms responding to the 'infodemic'?
As rumours and hoaxes about Covid-19 spread, here's how the biggest platforms are working to tackle misinformation.
How to investigate health misinformation (and anything else) using Twitter’s API
Follow this step-by-step guide to collect and analyse data from Twitter, about anything from coronavirus rumours to anti-vax claims and more.
Think 'Sheep' before you share to avoid getting tricked by online misinformation
We can have all the checks and balances in the world but it is the right mindset which is crucial to not get tricked.
The not-so-simple science of social media 'bots'
'Bots' appear in news stories with alarming regularity. But are we using the term correctly? First Draft investigates the difficulty with understanding online automation.
How to spot a bot (or not): The main indicators of online automation, co-ordination and inauthentic activity
First Draft has put together a number of indicators that might suggest — but not prove — automated activity online.