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.
Misleading claims, edited videos and conspiracy theories acting as a ‘vehicle’ to undermine marginalised voices
First Draft examined the tactics used to spread disinformation about two leading black MPs.
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.
UK Election: The main parties embrace a local digital strategy to win over voters
From local hospitals to a wind farm and schools, some parties are tackling regional issues head on, while others send the same message to targeted seats.
'It was just a joke': How satire is used to excuse disinformation in elections
Examples of misleading claims and videos dismissed as comedy in the UK general election echo similar strategies in elections around the world.