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As the social media platforms become more active in tackling false claims around politics and health, disinformation agents are searching for “new” ways to spread their messages.
As the election recedes, medical and climate misinformation move to the forefront.
“There isn’t a good origin story for the virus, and so this information vacuum is allowing misinformation to circulate.”
“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”
Plus, a new free course for online fact-checking taught via workspace app Notion.
CrossCheck Nigeria builds on what First Draft and its partners learned about misinformation on WhatsApp from the Comprova project in Brazil.
And unlike previous efforts, WhatsApp is giving the fact-checkers an important tool to reach the public more easily.
Plus: The EU is surveying its citizens on fake news; what CrossCheck learned in France; the upcoming Disinformation Action Lab.