From Fake Video to Twitter Bots: Tips & Tricks For Exposing Disinfo

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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Political campaigns are now taking place online and disinformation is increasingly a part of the information ecosystem. As newsrooms gear up for 2020 election coverage, they’ll need to beef up their disinfo-spotting skills as well. When it comes to identifying fake video and social media bots, all it takes is a little practice.

In this session, Nadine Ajaka of the Washington Post and Andy Carvin of the Digital Forensic Research Lab will demonstrate their methodologies for spotting fake video and social media bots.

The session is designed for:

  • Journalists interested in covering disinformation but aren’t sure where to start
  • Newsrooms already engaged in disinformation-related reporting
  • Anyone looking to learn how to identify potential disinformation in these forms and gaining the tools for teaching their newsrooms how to do the same

Speakers

Andy Carvin
Senior Fellow, DFRLab
Nadine Ajaka
Senior Producer, Video Platforms, The Washington Post
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