Fact checking


Mitigating disinformation in Southeast Asian elections

This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Digital Democracy Project: Research memo #5 - Fact-checking, blackface and the media

This is the fifth report from the Digital Democracy Project, a partnership between the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. This report explores Canadian's opinions on the importance of fact-checking news stories and discusses how information concerning...
Audio interview

Does fact checking work in an era of 'alternative facts'?

A new term has entered the lexicon—'alternative facts'. It was used by Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway to defend those claims by the administration that the crowds at Trump's inauguration last month were bigger than Barack Obama's in 2008. Media organisations have loudly and regularly...

The rise of fact-checking sites in Europe

This report surveys the landscape of fact-checking outlets in Europe. In all, more than 50 dedicated fact-checking outlets have launched across Europe over the past decade, though roughly a third of those have closed their doors or operate only occasionally.

The birth of a fact-checking operation

This is a transcript of a Skype discussion between Kate Golden and the University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism professors Lucas Graves and Michael Wagner about their recently launched fact-checking site The Observatory. The discussion centres on the importance of fact checking as a defence of democratic...