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Through understanding bots, journalists can more effectively fight disinformation

As bots have become more sophisticated, so has their ability to spread disinformation. Here's what you need to know.

Ana Siu | August 15, 2018

ICFJ learning module takes readers through the history of ‘fake news’ and disinformation

The 21st century has seen information weaponized on an unprecedented scale. A new resource published by the International Center for Journalists plots the current crisis on an international timeline.

Julie Posetti and Alice Matthews | July 23, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Colombiacheck

In 2016, Consejo de Redacción, a journalist association in Colombia, launched Colombiacheck, a fact-checking organization devoted to verifying public discourse.

Ana Luisa González | July 11, 2018

Ahead of Mexico’s largest election, Verificado 2018 sets an example for collaborative journalism

As Mexico prepares for its largest election, more than 90 media outlets have banded for a project known as Verificado 2018, which sets an example for the possibilities of collaboration.

Belén Arce Terceros | June 29, 2018

Tools from Indiana University detect viral information, who is spreading it

Hoaxy, Fakey and Botometer are three powerful tools for studying and countering online misinformation and manipulation.

Kevin Fryling, Indiana University | June 27, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Zimbabwe’s ZimFact

In the latest installment of our series on global fact-checkers, we explore ZimFact in Zimbabwe.

Lungelo Ndhlovu | June 18, 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

Verificado 2018 fact-checks information on WhatsApp

WhatsApp's private and encrypted messages make it difficult to fight the spread of misinformation on the social platform, but Verificado 2018 has found a way. 

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 08, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Germany’s Wafana

Germany's fact-checking startup, Wafana, has released a social listening tool to better monitor online misinformation. Read more about the organizations' initiatives. 

Clothilde Goujard | May 30, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Bosnia-Herzegovina’s fact-checkers

Bosnia-Herzegovina takes a multi-pronged approach at fact-checking, many under the organization "Zasto Ne?" Today's post explores two main initiatives, Isinomjer and Raskrinkavanje.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 21, 2018

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