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Lessons from Russia: How fake news and misinformation distract journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow John Kluver discusses how, in the age of misinformation, fact-checking creates an added layer of work and risk for journalists.

John Kluver | February 02, 2017

The truth-seeker’s toolbox: How journalists can debunk false facts on their own

A wide range of fact-checking organizations have sprung up around the world to combat misinformation — but using this technique, journalists can fact-check any claim on their own.

Adi Eyal | February 01, 2017

U.S. media outlets and tech giants gear up to combat fake news in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, media organizations are teaming up with tech companies like Facebook and Google to take action against the spread of fake news online.

Jean Claude Kabengera | December 29, 2016

How the media can better understand the fake news phenomenon

In light of fake news outperforming traditional media sites leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, what can journalists do to combat this trend?

James Breiner | December 02, 2016

Media, tech companies move to combat fake news online

Inside the fight against fake news, Twitter’s efforts to silence trolls and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | November 18, 2016

Two new tools aim to make sharing audio easier

How to share audio using Audiograms and Shortcut, a new Latin American cybersecurity tool and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | October 21, 2016

Google News now highlights fact-checks alongside daily news

How Google News’ new tag emphasizes fact-checking, ReliefWeb’s new apps and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | October 14, 2016

How to use open source information to investigate stories online

What does it take to be an effective online investigator? In today's digital world, verifying open source information plays a huge role, writes Bellingcat's Eliot Higgins.

Eliot Higgins | August 29, 2016

Resources for journalists covering mass shootings

An overview of tips, tools and resources for journalists reporting on mass shootings and similar attacks. 

Sam Berkhead | July 12, 2016

Brexit results underscore need for more balanced, vigilant journalism

In the run-up to the recent referendum that saw the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, the media made several dire mistakes. Here's how they can be avoided next time.

Farahnaz Mohammed | July 05, 2016

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