Social media and the expanding digital age have created new opportunities for journalists, but these changes have also brought a wave of challenges, from spotting bots to avoiding deep fakes.
Crafted by a group of journalists with global expertise, the Verification Handbook ensures that journalists can rise to these challenges in the "complex and rapidly evolving information ecosystem." The book can be read online or downloaded as a PDF (available in English, Italian, Arabic, Turkish, and German). Chapters explain and explore key topics such as navigating messaging apps and other digital communication platforms, fighting disinformation, and understanding targeted advertising. Additionally, the handbook includes a few case studies that provide concrete examples of these principles in action. The full list of contributors, which includes journalists from the outlets BBC and BuzzFeed and journalism nonprofits and research institutes such as First Draft and Citizen Lab, among many other outlets, is found in the concluding Credits chapter. European Journalism Centre published the handbook with support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.