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
Every label — whether for text, images, video, or a combination — comes with a set of assumptions that must be independently tested against clear goals and transparently communicated to users.
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.
First Draft 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.
First Draft 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.
Comprova: An Evaluation of the Impact of a Collaborative Journalism Project on Brazilian Journalists and Audiences
An ambitious, collaborative journalism project that focused on verifying or debunking questionable stories published on social media.
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
Making Secondary Trauma a Primary Issue
This report presents the findings of an in-depth study into the impact that viewing traumatic eyewitness media has upon the mental health of staff working for news, human rights and humanitarian organisations.
‘It’s Genuine, as Opposed to Manufactured’
A study to understand UK news audiences’ attitudes towards eyewitness media, a subset of user‐generated content