Ways to Fight Disinformation Locally

Your audience looks to your station for accurate information on a life-or-death subject like the coronavirus. With political polarization getting worse, helping the audience understand is even more crucial.

In an NFCB webinar, speaker Aimee Rinehart of First Draft discussed the types of disinformation you can expect to encounter from social media and how to verify it and address it. She also provided a list of links for accessing helpful tools that can be used to fight disinformation.

Aimee Rinehart is the deputy director of First Draft, where she managed Comprova, the Brazilian election project in 2018. She serves as project lead on First Draft initiatives and builds strategic partnerships with complementary organizations to support and enhance our work around the world. She started working online in 1996 and was a digital originator at The New York Times. She was an editor at the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels and upon her return to New York, worked in the communications departments at the American Civil Liberties Union, the Overseas Press Club of America and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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