Fact-Checking & Verification

What to Watch for in the Coming Wave of “Deep Fake” Videos, by Samantha Sunne, looks at sophisticated videos that feature one person’s face plastered onto another’s body.

How to Fact-Check Politics in Countries with No Press Freedom, by Daniel Funke.

How 90 Outlets Are Working Together to Fight Misinformation Ahead of Mexico’s Elections, by Joseph Lichterman, explains how a group of news organizations and civil society groups came together earlier this year to launch Verificado 2018, a collaborative fact-checking and debunking effort.

Argentina’s Chequeado Becomes Global Leader in Fact-Checking, by Ismael Nafría, delves into the history of Chequeadoand how it works.

Fact-Checking and Verification, six packed pages from Raymond Joseph, a freelance journalist and trainer from South Africa who presented at the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC17). He is a former editor of the Big Issue South Africa, which he helped launch in 1996.

How to Be a Digital Detective, another GIJC17 tipsheet from Joseph. It addresses how to spot fake news and provides examples for practical steps to take.

Bellingcat’s Digital Forensics Tools, a rich list of open-source verification and investigation tools and methods.

Getting Started in Online Open-Source Investigationsby Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat, focuses on geolocation tools.

Prepublication Quality and Control, by Nils Hanson, a GIJC17 tipsheet from the editor in chief of Mission Investigate (Uppdrag Granskning), the flagship investigative program at Swedish Public Television (SVT).

How to Monitor Social Media for Misinformation, by Nic Dias, a computational journalist and a senior research fellow for First Draft.

Advanced Guide to Verifying Video Content, by Aric Toler, Eastern Europe/Eurasia lead researcher and trainer at @bellingcat.

The International Fact-Checking Network is based at the Poynter Institute.  Publishes a weekly newsletter and created the fact-checkers’ Code of Principles.

How To Start Up a Fact-Checking Group, by Santiago Sánchez, describes a live chat in 2017 with experts from Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay which focused on developing fact-checking projects.

A Global Guide to Initiatives Tackling “Fake News,” a list of international fact-checking initiatives prepared by Fergus Bell, a multi-format journalist who runs Dig Deeper Media.

How Not to Be Wrong,  by Winny de Jong, a freelance data journalist and trainer. “At the intersection of data and journalism,” she begins, “lots can go wrong.”