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.
"Dead Reckoning" clarifies current uses of "fake news" and analyzes four specific strategies of intervention. Report by Data & Society.
ARTICLE 19 proposes how models of independent media self-regulation could be adapted to address ‘hate speech’ on social media.
The results from the Monitor implementation in 19 EU Member States in 2015 show that there is lack of comprehensive media literacy policy across Europe. Only four of the assessed countries have a tradition of policymaking in media literacy and well-developed policies in place (Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany).
This report by EBU is based on the Eurobarometer survey data. It gives an idea of European citizens’ perception of the trustworthiness of several types of media, and includes EU Member States as well as acceding and candidate countries.
This factsheet by Dr Lucas Graves, published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, gives an overview of current efforts to automatically police false claims and misleading content online.
Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.