The role of cable television news in amplifying Trump’s tweets about election integrity
First Draft's latest research takes a look at how cable news amplified Trump's messaging on Twitter
The Covid-19 and other vaccines: Where we’re failing to provide the right information
Our analysis of the most influential online vaccine conversations revealed an environment cluttered with a confusing patchwork of harmful narratives and data deficits.
Under the surface: Covid-19 vaccine narratives, misinformation and data deficits on social media
Research report: Competing vaccine narratives across English, Spanish and Francophone social media
Data deficits: why we need to monitor the demand and supply of information in real time
We introduce the concept of 'data deficits', and explain why we must monitor them, and how.
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.
It matters how platforms label manipulated media. Here are 12 principles designers should follow
Manipulated photos and videos flood our social media platforms. With PAI, we provide guidance for labelling them.
When it comes to scientific information, WhatsApp users in Argentina are not fools
A new study suggests audiences in the country are often comfortable differentiating between factual and misleading information on the messaging platform.
Vaccine case study: Exploring the controversy around Dengvaxia and vaccine misinformation in the Philippines
Since the Dengvaxia controversy, the confidence in vaccines among Philippine parents plummeted from 82 percent in 2015 to only 21 percent in 2018.
Vaccine case study: Understanding the impact of polio vaccine disinformation in Pakistan
How false rumors and disinformation about the polio vaccine spread on Pakistani social media, heavily impacting polio eradication efforts on the ground.
New research shows the successful impact of newsroom collaboration on fighting misinformation
Comprova was launched in response to plummeting trust in the Brazilian media, which dropped by 17% between 2017 and 2018
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 Impact of CrossCheck on Journalists & the Audience
In-depth interviews and surveys found that the collaboration was credible, and taught verification skills
Information Disorder: An interdisciplinary framework
Our new report for the Council of Europe aims to bring structure to conversations about misleading and malicious information
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.
Making Secondary Trauma a Primary Issue
An in-depth study into the impact of viewing traumatic eyewitness media on the mental health of staff working for news, human rights and humanitarian orgs