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Knight Prototype Fund winners outline tools to fight disinformation

Winner's of Knight Foundation's Prototype Fund Challenge shared their tools and initiatives to fight disinformation at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Here are some of the winning projects. 

Patrick Butler | April 30, 2018

How journalists can avoid being manipulated by trolls seeking to spread disinformation

In a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism, researcher Joan Donovan shared four "source-hacking" techniques that trolls use to trick the media into publishing false information.

Patrick Butler | April 23, 2018

To fight disinformation, focus on on-the-ground reporting

During a panel at the 2018 International Journalism Festival, media professionals encouraged less focus on fighting Russian disinformation and more focus on slow, high-quality reporting.

IJNet | April 18, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Croatia’s Faktograf

With a small team of only three people, Croatia's Faktograf has been able to gain their readers' trust and support.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 02, 2018

New report highlights what’s missing from the research on fake news

A report from Hewlett Foundation compares existing studies on disinformation, social media, and political polarization; focusing on what key information is still missing from these studies.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | March 22, 2018

Can soft power combat misinformation?

As misinformation becomes a growing problem in media and politics, many people turn to public authorities. Soft power solutions offer an alternative that doesn't risk government censorship.

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Nieman Lab | March 16, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Africa Check

In the second installment of our series we explore Africa Check, a fact-checking organization active around the continent. 

Clothilde Goujard | March 14, 2018

Virtual reality creates ethical challenges for journalists

As virtual and augmented reality become popular for use in journalism, it raises questions about transparency, visual manipulation and what might happen if dishonest organizations produce fake VR reports.

Angelo Paura, MediaShift | March 09, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Argentina’s Chequeado

In our new series, "Fact-Checking Around the World," IJNet will explore the work of organizations that are working to fight misinformation worldwide. The first installment spotlights Chequeado in Argentina.

Clothilde Goujard | February 22, 2018

Facebook's News Feed changes attempt to curb the spread of fake news

Facebook announced last week that they will update the structure of the newsfeed in a response to criticism over the spread of fake news. But these changes might not provide the answer.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | January 19, 2018

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