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Serious about "fake news"? Back Bellingcat

Serious about "fake news"? Back Bellingcat

Any one paying attention to journalism right now knows that misinformation, disinformation and “fake news” are becoming a more significant part of our cultural landscape. Luckily, we have some very skilled people working to deal with these issue.

Eliot Higgins

In particular, Eliot Higgins and the organisation he founded – Bellingcat – have been doing stellar work around user content from conflict zones, and debunking propaganda. They’re reliant on funding donations – so if you’re serious about fact-checking and journalism, please consider bunging a few quid their way as part of their latest Kickstarter:

There are rewards on offer, including mugs, t-shirts and exclusive posters by the artist Molly Crabapple:

Molly Crabapple art

You can back them on Kickstarter – and if you want to know more, one of my Interactive Journalism MA students, Ella Wilks-Harper, interviewed Eliot Higgins for Interhacktives.


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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