Category: Mis/Disinformation

ISOJ panelists to discuss lying in politics, weaponization of fake news and attacks on journalists

The world is seeing fake news and lies from politicians spread like wildfire, and many journalists who do the job of holding political power to account have become targets themselves. At the 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which takes place this week from April 14 to 15, experts in political mis- and disinformation, …  Read More

ICFJ’s project “Disarming Disinformation” to announce at ISOJ winners of grants to investigative journalists

They’re investigating disinformation as it relates to politics, health issues, womens’ rights and migration. And more than that, they’re learning ways to combat it. The 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will feature a special announcement from the Disarming Disinformation program, launched this year by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with support from the …  Read More

Learn how digital content provenance can combat misinformation and disinformation at ISOJ 2023 workshop

False news spreads about six times faster than the truth on Twitter, according to a 2018 MIT study. As fake images and videos on the Internet create uncertainty, the Content Authenticity Initiative, a large cross-industry community seeks to improve trust and transparency by making it easy to determine the provenance, or origins, of content online. …  Read More

Collaboration among fact-checkers has made a difference during recent disinformation crises, said fact-checkers from Latina America and Spain

For media specializing in fact-checking, collaboration has been crucial in tackling the disinformation crises that have recently broken out around the world. This is how leading fact-checkers from Latin America and Spain see it: Laura Zommer, executive director of Chequeado (Argentina); Liliana Elósegui, editor-in-chief of Verificado (Mexico); Cristina Tardáguila, Senior Program Director of the International …  Read More

Colaboración entre verificadores ha marcado la diferencia durante las recientes crisis de desinformación, dicen fact-checkers de Iberoamérica

Para los medios especializados en verificación de datos, la colaboración ha sido crucial para enfrentar las crisis de desinformación que se han desatado recientemente en el mundo. Así lo consideran Laura Zommer, directora ejecutiva de Chequeado (Argentina); Liliana Elósegui, editora en jefe de Verificado (México); Cristina Tardáguila, directora senior de programa del International Center for …  Read More

Fighting disinformation, especially surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, is one of biggest challenges of our lifetimes

While misinformation is not a new concept, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for journalists to detect, combat and counter false information. We are living in an age in which we are given an overload of information, coined as the ‘infodemic’ by the United Nations, and correct and factual information is of grave importance …  Read More