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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

Challenges and strategies to combat fake news in Brazil’s 2018 elections

Election year is always turbulent for journalists and more so in the age of fake news. How to combat disinformation that plagues not only Brazil but the world?

Renata Johnson | February 05, 2018

Reuters Institute highlights new technologies, business models in 2018 digital media predictions

In 2018, media companies will shift how they interact with consumers, creating more personalized services. We recap the latest predictions from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Andria Moore | January 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

Truepic app lets journalists instantly verify images, videos

With its unique technology, Truepic allows its users to capture instantly verified images and videos — and journalists can use the service for free.

Sam Berkhead | December 22, 2017

Reuters Institute survey gives insight into why readers distrust the media

“Rebuilding trust will a long-term process and will require the commitment of publishers, platforms and consumers over many years.”

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | December 15, 2017

Fact-checkers build networks to stop the flood of fake news

False information is often irresistibly appealing and moves too fast to be stopped — which is why it will take collaboration on a large scale to combat fake news.

James Breiner | December 11, 2017

The Washington Post's Project Veritas debunk raises questions of proof, digital manipulation

Video can be key to holding people accountable in a straightforward way. But how soon until video is realistically doctored? And how will we know what to trust? 

Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab | November 29, 2017

Fighting fake news: by the time it reaches your social media feed, it’s too late

A Hacks/Hackers event in Washington highlighted different tools and strategies people can use to debunk fake news and misinformation. 

Maite Fernandez | November 16, 2017

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