UK general election 2019: High-level disinformation and false polling reports in the final week
First Draft’s collaborative CrossCheck project spotlighted issues with voting at polling stations on election day and how a hospital became the focal point of hoaxes just days before the election.
Voters voice anger at more 'misleading' Lib Dem Facebook ads and leaflets
Campaign literature that does not at first glance appear to be affiliated to the Liberal Democrats and wrongly targeted Facebook ads have spread misleading information in several constituencies.
How two disinformation campaigns swung into action days before the UK went to the polls
Separate incidents surrounding events at Leeds General Infirmary sent social media into a tailspin — but neither was true, writes researcher Marc Owen Jones.
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.
UK general election 2019: Boris Johnson quote disputed, more suspicious Facebook ads and party publications get the magazine treatment
With less than one week to go until the December 12 vote, the amount of media manipulation and misleading information is increasing.
Brexit Party and Scottish Conservative officials behind Facebook ads attacking Labour
The people behind City Action and Capitalist Worker registered as non-party campaigners to advertise in the UK's general election.
Thousands of misleading Conservative ads side-step scrutiny thanks to Facebook policy
Online ads have become a central theme of the election, where parties can reach voters with micro-targeted messages.
Responsible reporting on disinformation: Lessons from the UK election so far
First Draft's ethics and standards editor Victoria Kwan explains the considerations which go into reporting on falsehoods and how best to avoid amplifying them.
UK general election 2019: Fabricated tweets, pre-printed ballots and more fake newspapers
The BBC apologised for an edited clip and fake newspapers continued to roll off the political presses in week four of the election campaign.