Fact-Checking the Virus

Fact-Checking the Virus

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First Draft News: How to Analzye Facebook Data for Misinformation Trends

First Draft News: COVID-19 Misinformation and Data Deficits on Social Media
Identified dominant vaccine narratives on social media platforms in English, French and Spanish online communities which could erode public trust in a COVID-19 vaccine, and vaccines more generally. The research was conducted this summer by First Draft, amid growing concern that dangerous narratives and conspiracy theories may result in increasing vaccine skepticism.

NewsGuard: COVID-19 Misinformation Resources

NewsGuard: Facebook COVID-19 Misinformation “Super-Spreaders in Europe

RTDNA: Trust and Engagement Tips for Coronavirus Coverage


FACT-CHECKING RESOURCES

First Draft News: Coronavirus: Resources for Reporters

First Draft News: Basic Toolkit for Coronavirus Fact-Checking

First Draft News: Public Guide for Navigating the Infodemic

First Draft News: Tips for Reporting on COVID-19

First Draft News: Covering Coronavirus – Privacy and Security Tips for Journalists

National Press Foundation Tracking COVID-19 Misinformation Tool
This National Press Foundation tool, created by Dr. Joe Smyser of Public Good Projects, tracks trending stories and themes from a list of websites identified by third party fact-checking sites (such as NewsGuard and Poynter) as known to share misinformation – updated daily.

PolitiFact: Seven Ways to Avoid Misinformation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Snopes: Fact-Checking COVID-19

NewsGuard: Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center

ABC News: Coronavirus – How to Navigate Information on the Pandemic

IRE/SPJ: Resources for Fact-Checking Coronavirus Stories

Coronavirus Facts Alliance Database in Spanish

Latam Chequea Coronavirus Project
Unites 28 fact-checking organizations from 16 Latin American countries and Spain, aims to help journalists and checkers to cover coronavirus so they can find reliable information more quickly and simply.

ICFJ: Reporting the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Ever-Changing

First Draft News: How to Analzye Facebook Data for Misinformation Trends

First Draft News: COVID-19 Misinformation and Data Deficits on Social Media
Identified dominant vaccine narratives on social media platforms in English, French and Spanish online communities which could erode public trust in a COVID-19 vaccine, and vaccines more generally. The research was conducted this summer by First Draft, amid growing concern that dangerous narratives and conspiracy theories may result in increasing vaccine skepticism.

OneZero: Spotting Coronavirus Misinformation on Social Media

ICFJ: Four Tips for Fact-Checking COVID-19 Stories

IFCN: Coronavirus Fact-Check Database
The IFCN created a database that gathers all the falsehoods that have been detected by the Alliance. You can sort, filter and search for content. The database will be updated regularly to include new publications by fact-checkers.

Fact-Check.org: Social Media Spreads Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

The Coronavirus Disinformation System – How it Works
Video from Bellingcat and Newsy.

Politifact: Fact-checking Coronavirus Hoaxes

WHO: Coronavirus Mythbusters

Infodemic: Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
Mike Caulfield, a digital information literacy expert working at Washington State University Vancouver, has a great news literacy site targeting coverage of the pandemic.

Lead Stories: Fake News on the Coronavirus

The Open Notebook: Tipsheet for Covering the Coronavirus

NewsGuard: COVID-19 Misinformation Resources

NewsGuard: Facebook COVID-19 Misinformation “Super-Spreaders in Europe

NewsGuard: Twitter’s COVID-19 Misinformation “Super-Spreaders in Europe

Iffy.news
An index of unreliable news sites, compiled by RJI fellow Barrett Golding, former executive producer of the NPR-distributed, Peabody Award-winning, Hearing Voices.

RTDNA: Trust and Engagement Tips for Coronavirus Coverage

The Open Notebook: Covering the Coronavirus Effectively Without Spreading Misinformation
Great tips from Laura Helmuth, the health and science editor for The Washington Post.


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