September 27, 2018 •
Research, Specialist Journalism •
by Juliana Fregoso
Many Mexicans were expecting a Russian disinformation campaign during the recent elections. The country braced itself. Experts and journalists were prepared to detect and fight an invasion of bots, anxiously waiting for the moment when...
June 11, 2018 •
Ethics and Quality, Research, Specialist Journalism •
by Mathias Pluess
It’s getting more and more difficult for experts to get their arguments across to a broad public. Mathias Plüss investigates why, and offers six suggestions for improving things....
June 1, 2018 •
Comment, Media and Politics, Recent, Specialist Journalism •
by Mevan Babakar
In the current climate the demand for factchecking is increasing. In recent years, new organisations like WikiTribune have suggested crowdsourcing as an attractive and low-cost way for factchecking to scale. But is it a good idea?...
April 19, 2018 •
Comment, Recent, Specialist Journalism •
by Stephan Russ-Mohl
Manipulators of public opinion are using false stories to wreak havoc in Eastern Europe. Yet, there are some initiatives which are trying to fight them....
March 8, 2018 •
Digital News, Recent, Research, Specialist Journalism, Technology •
by Caroline Lees
Journalists and computer scientists are working to develop automated fact-checking (AFC) to enable large-scale responses to online misinformation, according to a new Factsheet by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)....
February 1, 2018 •
Ethics and Quality, Recent, Research •
by Caroline Lees
The first research into false news sites in Europe reveals that fake news sites in France and Italy have a far more limited reach than is often assumed. Engagement with these websites is also very low compared to most established news...