We have gathered several initiatives working on disinformation from different perspectives: media literacy, fact-checking, tools, and investigation projects.

The list will be regularly updated.

If you would like to suggest any other initiatives to be added on the list, feel free to reach out to us.

The Media Manipulation Casebook

The Media Manipulation Casebook is a digital research platform linking together theory, methods, and practice for mapping media manipulation and disinformation campaigns. This resource is intended for researchers, journalists, technologists, policymakers, educators, and civil society organizers who want to learn about detecting, documenting, describing, and debunking misinformation.

Election Integrity Partnership

The Election Integrity Partnership is a coalition of research entities focused on supporting real-time information exchange between the research community, election officials, government agencies, civil society organizations, and social media platforms. It is a partnership between Stanford Internet Observatory, the Program on Democracy and the Internet, DFRLab, Graphika and the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, focused on the US 2020 election.

Coda Story

Coda Media is a New York-based online crisis reporting news platform focusing on several thematic areas including “Disinformation”, “War on Science” and “Authoritarian Tech”.

DFRLab

Initiative of the Atlantic Council aiming to identify, expose, and explain disinformation where and when it occurs using open source research; to promote objective truth as a foundation of government for and by people; to protect democratic institutions and norms from those who would seek to undermine them in the digital engagement space

Bellingcat

Investigative journalism website that specialises in fact-checking and open-source intelligence (OSINT). Bellingcat publishes its findings of both professional and citizen journalist investigations into war crimes, human rights abuses, and the criminal underworld. The site’s contributors also publish guides to their techniques, as well as case studies

Lie Detectors

Award-winning project aiming to turn European school children aged between 10-15 into powerful lie detectors and critical thinkers in a world increasingly populated by propaganda and distorted facts online, empowering them to understand news media, make informed choices, and resist peer pressure as they assemble their worldview

Drog

Multidisciplinary team of academics, journalists, and media-experts that conduct research, give talks, offer workshops and educational programmes, and create innovative tools that help you build resistance to disinformation. The Drog headquarters are based in The Hague. They increase the resistance to disinformation by letting people experience how disinformation works. Drog’s clients range from army generals to a classroom of primary school children.

AlgoTransparency

Project aiming to find out which information the YouTube algorithm shows to people. The programme simulates the behaviour of a user who starts on one video and then follows the chain of recommended videos

Facebook tracking exposed

Browser that helps increase the transparency of personalisation algorithms, so that people can have a more effective control of their online Facebook experience as well as more awareness of the information to which they are exposed