New Guidebook For Investigating Fake News

If you’re curious where all the fake news on your News Feed comes from, there’s a new resource that could help you become an internet sleuth of your own. Today the Public Data Lab, a network of researchers, journalists and organizations, released a field guide for detecting and investigating online misinformation. The free and open-access guide, aimed at helping students, journalists and educators, contains a number of “recipes” for tracing things like trolling practices, the circulation of viral memes and the financial incentives that hold it all together.