Are you looking for a basic online primer on fact-checking and verification? Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course was created by the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute and the American Press Institute, and funded by the Google News Initiative.
Beyond The Headlines is EAVI’s online news verification game. It was developed with the help of EAVI’s individual members and has been tested at the Beyond Fake News workshop at ECAS with a great response.
The 2018 Media Literacy index of the Open Society Institute in Sofia says Balkan countries are the most susceptible in Europe to ‘fake’ news – owing to their highly controlled media, low educational levels and low levels of trust in society.
The guide consists of three distinct sections, addressing respectively:
1. Journalists and online bloggers when they cover M&R stories; 2. Migrants and Refugees; 3. Organisations working with migrants and refugees.
The new Media Diversity Institute (MDI) guide to countering hate speech on Twitter is available in 5 languages - English, French, Hungarian, Serbian and Greek.
By the end of this course, you should have a clearer picture of what disinformation, misinformation, and their various forms mean for the online world, and what impact they might have on society. The authors also hope you will be able to assess the online content more critically while familiarised with various techniques and tools that will help you during your everyday life on the internet.
Whether "post-fact" or propaganda, the public sphere is inundated with problematic information. Lexicon of Lies is an essential guide by Data & Society Postdoctoral Scholar Caroline Jack that covers terms and concepts for information that is inaccurate, misleading, inappropriately attributed, or altogether fabricated.
This report by ARTICLE 19 provides a comparative overview of legal and policy responses to ‘hate speech’ in six EU countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and the United Kingdom. The report finds hate speech to be a significant problem across all countries. Despite some examples of good practice, legal and regulatory frameworks in these countries are failing to adequately address these problems.
The massive new study, published in Science on 9 March 2018, analyzes every major contested news story in English across the span of Twitter’s existence—some 126,000 stories, tweeted by 3 million users, over more than 10 years—and finds that the truth simply cannot compete with hoax and rumor.