Misinformation

4 results arranged by date

afp_safety note 5.21_rs.jpg

Digital Safety: Protecting against targeted online attacks

Journalists reporting on misinformation, conspiracy theories, and/or false news are frequently left vulnerable to online attacks by those who originate or support these views, as well as by people with strong political leanings. People supporting the spread of this...

Read More ›

afp_lucy qa 5.20_rs.jpg

NY Times reporter Davey Alba on covering COVID-19 conspiracy theories, facing online harassment

May 21, 2020 12:42 PM ET

Over the course of Davey Alba’s career as a tech reporter, her beat has transformed from covering the latest gadgets and phones to investigating the creeping influence and massive power wielded by tech companies over peoples’ everyday lives. As...

Read More ›

Ahmed blog 7 types of misinfo_rs.jpg

First Draft’s Aimee Rinehart on fact-checking coronavirus misinformation

May 12, 2020 9:15 AM ET

While digital communication enables the public to receive critical information about the COVID-19 pandemic in real time, the same tools are enabling an “infodemic” of misinformation that “can hamper an effective public health response and create confusion and distrust,”...

Read More ›

raull martins_rs.jpg

In Brazil, Rio’s community journalists face daily challenges informing favela residents about COVID-19

May 5, 2020 11:46 AM ET

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Gizele Martins and Raull Santiago—community journalists from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas—worked to bring accurate news and information to the local population and to give visibility to their struggles. Their organizations are among dozens of...

Read More ›