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At a time when disinformation is an increasingly prevalent issue in the world of journalism, deception surrounding covid-19 is ever more dangerous.

Exposing the people behind it brings many challenges and requires precision.

Journalist Rowan Philp offers some tools and techniques you can use to uncover the people spreading inaccurate information on the pandemic in this article for Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).

The open-source tool Hoaxy is one useful resource that allows you visualise the spread of posts and articles online, search articles from low-credibility sources, and plot the cumulative number of shares over time.

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