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.
The return to old-school methods to sow chaos
Leaflets, billboards, emails, SMS and robocalls spread false information about Covid-19 and the US election
The importance of local context in taking on misinformation: Lessons from AfricaCheck
Understanding the culture, conditions, and history of a community or place is vital to reporting on — and challenging — misinformation. A recent First Draft webinar tapped into the experiences of AfricaCheck to understand the role local context plays in misinformation.
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.
5 quick ways we can all double-check coronavirus information online
It’s in your family WhatsApp group, all over Twitter and clogging up our news feeds. Here are five quick things we can do to verify content online before we share.
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.
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.
Brexit: The false, misleading and suspicious claims CrossCheck has uncovered so far
As the deadline to withdraw from the European Union draws closer, the pressure on all parties to negotiate a breakthrough has intensified. First Draft has been investigating the claims swirling on social media to unearth cases of disinformation.
What 100,000 WhatsApp messages reveal about misinformation in Brazil
In Brazil, the Comprova project's tipline amassed one of the largest known WhatsApp data sets around elections. Here's what we learned.
The student view: Verification of disinformation in the Baltics
First Draft is training the next generation of journalists to monitor, investigate and verify online content. Latvian-Russian student Jekaterina Drozdovica talks about her favourite verification tools and the role of emotions in information disorder