Claire Wardle

director First Draft

Claire Wardle currently leads the strategic direction and research for First Draft. In 2017 she co-authored the seminal report, Information Disorder: An interdisciplinary Framework for Research and Policy for the Council of Europe. Previously, she was a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School, the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and head of social media for the United Nations Refugee Agency. She was also the project lead for the BBC Academy in 2009, where she designed a comprehensive training program for social media verification for BBC News that was rolled out across the organization. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Events in past editions
#IJF20 / 3 april 2020

Verifying online information

Verification of online content can be intimidating, but it is not difficult. Becoming an expert requires repetition, persistence and using digital investigative tools with a little creativity. Informa...