In-depth reporting on the world of social media.
Unearthing the truth behind some of the biggest pieces of climate change disinformation
Has Wikipedia won its long-running fight against climate change denial and bad science?
Sat 13 Nov 2021
A movement infected with pandemic conspiracies is now peddling climate change falsehoods
Sat 6 Nov 2021
Do Brazilian leaders really believe in fighting climate change?
Sat 30 Oct 2021
Is the fossil fuel industry misleading the public about its role in climate change?
Sat 23 Oct 2021
Could disinformation and denial sabotage the fight to prevent runaway climate change?
Sat 11 Sep 2021
The hunt for a missing woman in the aftermath of Lebanon’s darkest day.
Sat 4 Sep 2021
The Kenyans escaping poverty by helping lazy foreigners to fake their academic work.
Sat 28 Aug 2021
Could your favourite song be used to cover up the misdeeds of the police?
Sat 21 Aug 2021
The growing popularity of a conspiracy theory that predicts all debt will be cancelled.
Sat 14 Aug 2021
Think you’re safe being an anonymous TikTok troll? Meet your worst nightmare.
Sat 7 Aug 2021
The Covid activists who are trying to live and love only with other unvaccinated people.
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Why are more people getting their news from an app best known for dance videos?
Sat 24 Jul 2021
Who is behind a secret plot to pay social media stars to falsely discredit Covid vaccines?
Sat 8 May 2021
8/8 The pandemic isn’t over – but there are signs that science is beating anti-vaccine lies.
Sat 1 May 2021
7/8 Why are some Brazilians unable to check information they receive via chat apps?
Sat 24 Apr 2021
6/8 India is struggling with Covid – and one man’s dodgy ideas aren’t helping.
Sat 17 Apr 2021
5/8 How Catherine fell for conspiracy theories - until she turned her scepticism around.
Sat 10 Apr 2021
4/8 Germany’s Querdenken movement opposes vaccines. Now it’s recruiting children.
Sat 3 Apr 2021
3/8 Meet the female scientists battling misinformation and online propaganda.
Sat 27 Mar 2021
2/8 Meet the people behind a disinformation battle raging in France.
Sat 20 Mar 2021
How did the anti-vaccine movement explode online during the course of the pandemic?
Christmas Day 2020
This year we debunked dozens of online rumours and fake news stories. What happened next?
Sat 28 Nov 2020
Instagram accounts pledging to do good via “brand ambassadors” aren’t all that they seem.
Sat 21 Nov 2020
What’s the real story behind allegations of fraud during the US presidential election?
Sat 14 Nov 2020
Who’s behind the shady tactics targeting pro-democracy activists online?
Sat 7 Nov 2020
What’s it like chasing online fame in one of the least connected places on earth?
Sat 31 Oct 2020
How Cambodia’s top human rights activist was driven into exile by a state smear campaign.
Sat 24 Oct 2020
What would you do if one day your mum became a conspiracy theory influencer?
Sat 17 Oct 2020
An American writer was roped into a Russian disinformation campaign.
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