Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust
Fact checkers, web extensions, journalistic standards... The Fondation Descartes offers you a map of initiatives in France and around the world involved in asserting the quality of information or in fighting against disinformation.
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International

UNESCO has partnered with members of the UNESCO-led Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) to launch the MIL Alliance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This response includes a series of webinars and a set of educational resources.

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This digital library provides free access to resources specifically related to disinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

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International

This project aims to counter the spread of disinformation by promoting media and information literacy (MIL) and by exploring artificial intelligence (AI) tools to improve the processes by which information is verified.

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United Kingdom

This report discusses two important elements in the fight against disinformation: (1) the technological capabilities needed to conduct useful research on the dangers of online information manipulation; and (2) the human capabilities and funding needed to carry out this research in a meaningful way.

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United Kingdom

Intended for any NGO committed to the fight against disinformation, this report serves as a “toolbox” for those seeking new research tools and methods to counter disinformation.

Academic resources for journalists
International

This handbook aims to provide journalists with the necessary knowledge and skills to investigate social networks, bots, private messaging applications, deepfakes and other forms of manipulation and disinformation.

Media literacy website
France

How to be well informed? What is an editorial line? What is freedom of speech? Should we be afraid of social networks? How to decipher an ad? This report offers a compilation of pedagogical resources meant to help introduce media and information literacy in the classroom.

Media literacy website
France

The goal of this project is to educate junior high school students about disinformation through playful and hybrid approaches. It offers an interactive series that raises awareness of fake news and a pseudo social network.

Information website

Created in 2019, this nonprofit organization aims to “disrupt, defund and down-rank disinformation sites.” The organization has just published a report on the reliability of some of the main French news websites.

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France

List of resources regarding fake news and conspiracy theories. This page, powered by lelivrescolaire.fr, a collective of teachers that publishes various textbooks, offers a set of video or game-based resources, articles and tools to learn about disinformation. The page also offers a series of media education brochures provided by lelivrescolaire.fr.

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