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A Field Guide to 'Fake News' and other information disorders

Public Data Lab and First Draft collaborated to develop this free, open-access guide to help students, journalists and researchers investigate misleading and viral content, memes and trolling practices online. The five chapters of the guide describe a series of research protocols or “recipes” that can be used to trace trolling practices, the ways false viral news and memes circulate online, and the commercial underpinnings of problematic content. Each recipe provides an accessible overview of the key steps, methods, techniques and datasets used.

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Beyond the Headline: Online News Verification game

This game available in the form of a short poster is available from EAVI and can be used to show students some of the critical and visual cues we can use to quickly judge the veracity of online content.

Hoaxy

Hoaxy finds the most popular fake claims, and then charts when they went viral on Twitter and who was sharing them. The tool also can make similar comparisons against fact-checking sites likes Snopes, Politifact and Factcheck.org to show the effectiveness of truth against these claims.

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