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IJF20: Technology and automation in the fight against misinformation - HTML5 video

Numerous developments and initiatives that aim to counter the spread of false information with the aid of technology have emerged.

CPDP 2019: Content regulation and its impact on democracy - HTML5 video

Internet platforms have become important fora of public debate, offering tools for increased democratic participation and engagement. The central role of internet platforms enables them to wield considerable control over online speech. Platforms effectively have the power to decide what content to disseminate and what content to remove. The same power is used to adjust content according to the profiles of users developed on the basis of their personal data. Recent scandals have shown that platforms can be misused as instruments of misinformation, propaganda and manipulation. Policy makers try to address the issue by regulating or by incentivising platforms to adopt codes of conduct.

Disinformation - Article

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

Transferring One Video Into the Style of Another - HTML5 video

According to some reports Artificial intelligence is fueling the next phase of misinformation. This video explains how synthetic media created with artificial intelligence and machine learning work

How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes - Reports

Deepfakes, false videos created with artificial intelligence and machine learning, are coming. Newsroom should train their journalists to detect them. Francesco Marconi and Till Daldrup (WSJ) share some insights and tips

Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training - Manuals

As a part of the “Global Initiative for Excellence in Journalism Education” UNESCO published an handbook on journalism and disinformation that can be used as a model curriculum.

Lexicon of Lies - Reports

A guide to define different types of problematic content.

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Interim Report - Reports

This report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons is part of an ongoing inquiry on fake news, which has been expanded to include other related topics. The Committee claims that democracy itself is at risk, and sets out a number of recommendations

Journalism for Future Challenges 2018 Program - Opportunities

An opportunity for early career journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, or Ukraine who are looking to expand their investigative reporting skills, with a focus on organised crime and corruption, as well as their professional network

Online and Newsworthy: Have Online Sources Changed Journalism? - Academic Sources

This special issue combines insights from seven studies, integrating key findings to advance the understanding of the use of online sources in the news production process, the change of the relationship between journalists and different groups of actors; and the reasons for the use of online sources during journalists’ daily work and the verification of these sources