Master class: Identifying, verifying and reporting on disinformation

  • Event: 2020 IRE Conference (Virtual)
  • Speaker: TBA
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, Sep. 22 at 12:00pm
  • Location: See printed schedule for room information
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In this four-hour workshop, First Draft will show you the tools needed to find and sort problematic content online. They will demonstrate and have you test drive basic verification tools, and discuss the ethics of sourcing from the darker corners of the web. The session will end with a group assignment so that you can test in real time how to add these tools, tactics and techniques into a report.

First Draft is a nonprofit with the mission of helping journalists and others address challenges with disinformation, trust and truth in the digital age. In this class, First Draft trainers will lead you through several tools and strategies needed to navigate and verify online information, including:

* The seven types of mis- and disinformation

* Introduction to social verification & why getting it right matters

* Setting up your desktop/workstation

* Ethical considerations

* The Dark Web and mis- & disinformation campaigns designed to fool journalists

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. This class is from noon - 4 p.m. (ET)

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

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