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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

Experts share tips for verifying your own writing without a dedicated fact-checking team

A dedicated fact-checking departmetn is not the norm for most media organizations. Here are tips for journalists to fact-check their work as they go. 

Cristiana Bedei | October 02, 2018

At Misinfocon DC, participants brainstorm strategies to combat misinformation on WhatsApp

How can researchers make sense of the misinformation spreading on WhatsApp? Participants at the Credibility Coalition's workshop have some ideas.

Connie Moon Sehat | September 07, 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

Taiwanese Cofacts fact-checks information on LINE

Misinformation is difficult to track, and debunk, when it's spread through messaging apps. Cofacts uses volunteer fact-checkers to address the problem. 

Kirsten Han | August 29, 2018

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

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