The targeting of journalists and news organisations - by states, populist politicians and deceptive corporate actors - makes fighting back against disinformation, misinformation and ‘malinformation’ a critical mission for journalism in 2019. But how can that best be achieved? What new knowledge, skills and tools do journalists and news publishers need to tackle the scourge of ‘information disorder’?
Leading international experts have worked with the UN to publish a new handbook to help guide journalists in the fightback. Journalism, F*ke News & Disinformation was commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the context of technology-enabled disinformation campaigns in which journalists and journalism have also become targets.
You can download a free colour copy of the hand book from here: https://en.unesco.org/fightfakenews