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Junk News During the EU Parliamentary Elections: Lessons from a Seven-Language Study of Twitter and Facebook - Academic Sources

The study highlights that the influence of junk news is far less prominent on Twitter (4% of total sources), while the engagement of junk news is higher on Facebook, but the recipients of professional news outnumbered the former

NewsGuard - Monitoring tool

A browser extension rating news websites based on their trustworthiness.

IJF19: Bringing history into the news - HTML5 video

A panel on the role of history in journalism to fight revisionism, fake news, and disinformation

IJF19: Can thematic newsrooms help fill the public-interest gap? - HTML5 video

Over the past 3 or 4 years, a few donors and NGOs have started investing directly in funding, launching, or incubating thematic units staffed and run by journalists, and producing independent investigative journalism to cover public-interest issues they care about. Not everyone is comfortable with that, while others see this as natural

IJF19: Beyond fake news: what's next for tackling online misinformation - HTML5 video

James Ball surveys the landscape almost three years after "fake news" became the word of the year.

The backfire effect - Reports

The  backfire effect happens when debunking an ideological belief reinforces rather than weaken the belief itself. Full Fact’s Research Manager Amy Sippitt reviewed seven studies about backfire effect, concluding that it may occur only in some cases

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report - Reports

This is the final report of an inquiry by the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) Committee of the British House of Commons into Disinformation and 'fake news', which started in September 2017. In November 2018, representatives from eight countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Latvia, and Singapore) joined the DCMS Committee to form an International Grand Committee

Freedom of Expression Trials in Turkey (June-December 2018) - Reports

The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and International Press Institute (IPI) prepared this report to provide a larger set of data on the Turkish court system in relation to freedom of expression trials. The data that is provided also aims to show the ECtHR and other relevant bodies that Turkey’s judicial system is far from being effective, speedy, or efficient

Disinformation - Article

The sixth of a series of thematic itineraries to explore the Resource Centre on Media Freedom through a curated aggregation of contents.

Better off without You? How the British Media Portrayed EU Citizens in Brexit News - Academic Sources

A study published on The International Journal of Press/Politics found that EU citizens were generally not portrayed negatively in Brexit news, except in regional newspapers of England and Wales. It also suggests that news media presented the referendum as a vote against migrations in general and not about intra-EU migrations