Factchecking and verification tools for journalists in Georgia
In a three-day workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia, twenty-one journalists from across the country discussed principles of ethical journalism and biased reporting. They explored the types of information disorder, learned how to use social media listening applications to conduct open-source investigations, and practiced using tools to analyze social media accounts, groups, and narratives to identify networks that amplify manipulated content. After the workshop, journalists were able to answer the following questions:
- What is the role of fact-checking in journalism?
- How to identify information manipulation?
- What tools can be used to verify the text, photo, and video?
- How to conduct open-source investigations?
- What are the ethical standards of journalism?