News verification

Just how effective is YouTube's new fact-checking feature?

Piloted in India, the news verification function alerts users when their search topic is a hoax. But measuring its success can be tricky

Posted by Daniel Green on 12/09/19

Audience engagement, podcasts, and private messaging: boost your social media strategy

As audiences increasingly access news via their social feeds, digital media consultant Matt Navarra advises on how to leverage the power of platforms

Posted by Daniel Green on 05/09/19

Tip: Avoid spreading false news about hurricanes

Follow these five tips to fact-check hoaxes and fight misinformation during a natural disaster

Posted by Daniel Green on 05/09/19

What does content verification mean in the age of deepfakes?

Reuters head of UGC newsgathering joins Newsrewired to talk about fact-checking, AI-altered videos and how quality journalism can thrive in the fake news era

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 15/08/19

Facebook's content verification efforts still insufficient to fight false news

Almost three years after its launch, the third-party fact-checking programme does not provide all the tools and strategies needed to help users spot online misinformation

Posted by Daniel Green on 12/08/19

Weekly journalism news update: Facebook Community News Project, disabled journalists and tech reporting

Pushed for time? Catch up with the weekly media news coverage from

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/08/19

Check uses automation to improve fact-checking during elections

Automation makes pumping out verified information quicker and easier than doing it manually, especially on private messaging apps like WhatsApp. But what happens if fact-checkers get it wrong?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/08/19

What do journalists struggle with the most on social media?

Digital media consultant Matt Navarra discusses the key social strategy challenges, including new formats, targeting audiences and verification

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/08/19

Tip: How to avoid spreading fake news about mass shootings

Following the tragic mass shootings in the US last week, three news organisations share their tips on avoiding misinformation during terror attacks

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/08/19

Investigative journalism startup uses mobile gaming to finance its future

YouTube media channel Point has launched a Kickstarter campaign to educate readers about misinformation and find a sustainable revenue model

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/08/19

Tip: Nine tools for verifying online images

These apps and plugins can help you determine whether a picture or video is true or false

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/07/19

A journalist's guide to open-source tools

Here are some best picks for audio transcription and content verification - all for free

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/07/19

Computational photography can enhance pictures but also produce fake news images

With a few taps on your smartphone, you can change the time of day in a photo. Are these advancements spelling danger of doctored visuals?

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/06/19

Tip: Use these quick verification shortcuts

These easy-to-remember acronyms and go-to questions come in handy and save you time when assessing whether claims are true or false

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/05/19

Can storytelling put us on a wrong path?

Journalists call themselves ‘storytellers’ but our need to dramatise the reality can put us at risk of stretching the truth. So why are we holding on to it so dearly?

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/05/19

When social media audiences are not interested in facts, how can journalists report the truth?

The role of the media in the post-truth era is no longer just informing, but making sure the information reaches the right crowd

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 03/04/19

How collaborative journalism increases accountability, accuracy and transparency

While there is no overnight fix to the problems facing newsrooms, working together can help improve media trust and fight mis- and disinformation

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/03/19

The modern journalist needs a toolbox of technology to compete in the digital age

There is no quick-fix or silver bullet, but real-time alerts and collaborative platforms are must-haves for newsrooms to deliver breaking news today

Posted by Jonathan Barrett on 26/02/19

Advice from ABC News: how to get started with satellite journalism

Mark Doman is at the heart of ABC News' satellite journalism. In this Q&A he runs through the essentials to using satellite imagery in investigations

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/01/19

The Cube shows viewers how it debunks misinformation while it is spreading online

The social media newsdesk at Euronews aims to respond to falsehoods faster than TV studios to help rebuild trust in the media

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/01/19

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