Fact-checking coronavirus

RCAID tool by Joe Smyser

First Draft, resources for reporters covering coronavirus, including a “debunk database” (you can sign up for First Draft’s newsletter here or a Slack community for journalists reporting on misinformation here)

International Fact-Checking Network, Poynter Institute, #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance database

General misinformation and fact-checking resources

How to Responsibly Report on Hacks and Disinformation: 10 Guidelines and a Template for Every Newsroom,” a report from the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center

Getting it Right: Strategies for truth-telling in a time of misinformation and polarization,” 2019 report from American Press Institute

Misinformation and fears about its impact are pervasive in 11 emerging economies,” 2019 Pew Research Center study

How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News,” 2017 Pew Research Center study

10 tips for verifying viral social media videos,” Poynter Institute, 2018

Understanding – and Combating – Fake News,” a 2017 National Press Foundation video with Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post; Jon Greenberg, staff writer, PolitiFact; and Jesse Holcomb, associate director of research, Pew Research Center.

Finding False Statements,” 2019 National Press Foundation session with Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post and Angie Drobnic Holan of PolitiFact.

A previous session in 2019 also included Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star (now at CNN)

The Fact Checker,” The Washington Post, and its ongoing tally of Trump misstatements


__ PolitiFact’s process for arriving at its conclusions

__ “7 steps to better fact-checking,” Angie Drobnic Holan, PolitiFact editor

AP Fact Check, at The Associated Press

FactCheck.org, housed at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania