First Draft is proud to collaborate with Spotify on a pioneering new toolkit, aimed at helping podcasters avoid the pitfalls of disinformation around the US election. The toolkit will help podcasters to understand the different types of disinformation, how and why it gets shared, and how to talk about and verify it.
Podcasters have large audiences and hugely influential voices, and are frequently targeted by those trying to spread disinformation to amplify their false stories. Like any other information source, podcasters can unwittingly add fuel to the fire of emerging rumors, so it’s important they understand how to dodge disinformation, particularly with the US election fast approaching.
Full of useful resources and instructive guides, this toolkit will be yet another vital asset to help us counter and disrupt disinformation during election season. Spotify’s Anchor and First Draft will host an Instagram Live chat on Friday, October 23 at 12:00pm EST to dive deeper into the issue of disinformation and discuss ways the podcasting community can mitigate its impact.