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.
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: