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New research suggests Twitter's strategy for fighting misinformation is ineffective

A recent report from Knight finds that most of the accounts spreading fake news on Twitter during the election are still active —and stable — today because Twitter has not banned them.

Laura Hazard Owen | October 17, 2018

Ahead of Brazil's election, Twitter bot Fátima spreads fact-checked information

Fátima is a Twitter bot that searches for tweets that link to discredited stories online and automatically replies with a link to verified information.

Marie von Hafften | October 05, 2018

How can journalists engage with politics on social media?

Social media blurs the lines between personal and professional content. How can journalists interact online, especially with current affairs, while maintaining their neutrality? 

Cristiana Bedei | September 13, 2018

In audio interview, ICFJ TruthBuzz Fellow discusses misinformation in Brazil

ICFJ Truthbuzz Fellow Sérgio Spagnuolo spoke about his fellowship plans, the challenges of fighting misinformation on WhatsApp, possible solutions and more.

IJNet | August 30, 2018

The Cincinnati Enquirer uses Instagram Stories to publish crowd-sourced article

From coloring books and hot dogs to a crowd-sourced story on public education, the Cincinnati Enquirer offers a model to other publishers for using Instagram Stories.

Christine Schmidt | August 24, 2018

Women-centered news platform The Lily focuses on design to grow their audience

The Washington Post's The Lily was the first newspaper by and for women. They re-launched one year ago with a focus on content and intentional design. 

Christine Schmidt | July 13, 2018

Catch the excitement: Covering the FIFA World Cup from afar

Didn't have the chance to travel to Russia to cover the FIFA World Cup in person? Follow these accounts to stay on the pulse of the games, no matter where you are in the world.

Vladimir Kozlov | June 22, 2018

Ahead of Colombia’s elections, this women-driven initiative fact-checks information on WhatsApp

Chicas Poderosas' project, El Poder de Elegir, tackles misinformation on WhatsApp, one of the most-secretive social platforms, to help ensure that Colombian voters are making their decisions based on facts.

Belén Arce Terceros | June 14, 2018

5 global social media trends to know

These five key trends and charts help us to better understand today’s social media landscape.

Damian Radcliffe | June 13, 2018

Artificial intelligence as tool to fight fake news, social bots in Brazil's elections

New technologies are helping to gather large amounts of data, combat fake news on social media and more in Brazil.

Jéssica Cruz | June 11, 2018

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