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If you’re worried about misinformation and fake news, this weekly email newsletter will keep you informed about the fight to combat these issues.

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News has gotten a reality check. What used to be a worry for academics, fake news, is now a full-blown topic in itself, with stories about misinformation, coordinated campaigns, and viral falsehoods coming out every day.

This Distill covers how fact-checkers, social media platforms and governments are tackling the issue, with articles covering the big scandals and the small tweaks to the algorithms.


  • Facebook’s ad policy
  • International fact-checking
  • Pandemics and misinformation
  • Climate change
  • Laws against misinformation
  • People behind hoaxes
  • Deepfakes
  • Rise of TikTok
  • Obscenity