Disinformation - General Resources
First Draft News – Training materials – Understand the Landscape of information disorder
First Draft News – Information Disorder, Part 1: The Essential Glossary
University of Oxford – Computational Propaganda Project
The Conversation – Conspiracy Theories
Renee DiResta – Yale Review – Computational Propaganda – Make it Trend, Make it True
One of the best ways to learn about disinformation is to follow trustworthy sources who study online culture and propaganda. Below are Twitter accounts worth following — it’s worth getting a Twitter account just to follow these accounts:
@cward1e – Claire Wardle, Strategy Lead at FirstDraft News (want to learn about investigation – there are courses here)
@RVAWonk – Carolyn Orr, Behavioral Scientist and Reporter
@selectedwisdom – Clint Watts – Author, Reporter, MSNBC contributor
@BrandyZadrozny – Brandy Sadrozny – Reporter, NBC
@conspirator0 – Conspirador Norteño – Data Scientist, Twitter researcher extraordinaire
Here is a link to a Twitter list that includes these accounts. Follow this list and then access this list to always get the latest on what people who are expert at disinformation are talking about. This is an easy way to follow them all and stay tuned in.
Newsletters are one of the best ways to keep in touch with the latest in the ever-evolving landscape of disinformation:
Meme War Weekly – weekly newsletter produced by the Technology and Social Change (TaSC) Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University (and subscribe)
ACRONYM – FWIW (For What It’s Worth) – a weekly newsletter tracking political spending and digital trends.
Claire Wardle: More than Fake News – Understanding the Disinformation Ecosystem (2018)
Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles” (2011)
These sites are a good first-stop for checking the veracity of a story you’re seeing:
Many fact-checking resources were initially developed for journalists, and available to anyone. The following are resources that teach you how to fact check:
Below are resources that are cited in the Disinformation Literacy for Educators version of this workshop.
Social Media - Instructional Resources
Twitter Training Guide (pdf)