US 2020 Spotify Soundcheck Toolkit
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.
Tracking the infodemic
Our editorial series ‘Tracking the infodemic’' explored key issues for disinformation following the pandemic.
Prepare for US election misinformation
Get ready to report on misinformation before, during and after the election.
The psychology of misinformation
The psychology of misinformation — the mental shortcuts, confusions, and illusions that encourage us to believe things that aren’t true — can tell us a lot about how to prevent its harmful effects.
Covering Coronavirus: An Online Course For Journalists
This online course gives journalists the practical tools, techniques and advice they need to tackle the infodemic and produce credible coverage on the coronavirus. Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Hindi.
Too much information: a public guide
Designed for the public, ‘Too much information: A guide to navigating the infodemic’ will help everyone have better informed conversations with family and friends about the pandemic.
First Draft has set up a dedicated workspace for CrossCheck in the UK, providing alerts, facilitating collaborative reporting and investigating suspicious online content and behaviour that may cause harm.
CrossCheck: Together, Now.
A global network connecting journalists, academics and technologists in response to the evolving challenges of information disorder.
Verificado.UY is an independent coalition collaboratively tackling disinformation in the context of Uruguayan 2019 presidential elections in October 2019.
First Draft's Standards Sessions provide a space where senior journalists and editors can freely discuss ideas about how newsrooms should handle pressing ethics issues surrounding reporting in an age of disinformation.
CrossCheck Europe’s purpose is to bring together newsrooms, academics and civil society to detect and investigate stories that are gaining prominence across the continent. It is a cross-border response to a cross-border problem.
Political misinformation is a key concern of Australian voters, who head to the polls on May 18th. CrossCheck Australia is monitoring the Australian federal election by investigating disputed online content during the election and beyond.
Comprobado brings together 16 newsrooms in Spain to collaborate on investigations into disputed information circulating online. Launched in advance of the 2019 general election, the network are continuing to investigate online content and publish their collaborative reports.
CrossCheck Nigeria builds on learnings from previous First Draft collaborative initiatives, including Comprova in Brazil and the award-winning CrossCheck in France, applying the same standards and processes to publish a report.
Comprova brought together journalists from 24 different Brazilian media companies to identify and explain rumors, fabricated content and manipulation tactics that might have influenced the 2018 elections.
UK Election Watch
UK Election Watch was a collaboration between First Draft and the fact-checking agency Full Fact and brought together verification and fact-checking specialists to clarify and debunk news surrounding the June 8th snap election in the UK.
Field Guide to "Fake News"
The guide looks at how digital methods, data, tools, techniques and research approaches can be utilised in the service of increasing public understanding of the politics, production, circulation and responses to fake news online.