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Fighting disinformation: the move to restore trust online

The Israel-Hamas war shows just how disinformation can spread online. Alex Meehan looks at those seeking to separate the true from the credibly faked

Mark Little, founder of Storyful and Kinzen: “A lot of the people who are doing the work right now to make the internet a place you can trust more are not traditional journalists”

When news broke in October that Al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza had been bombed and up to 500 people had been killed, there was widespread international outrage. Major news organisations such as the New York Times ran with the news, putting it on their front pages, in their mobile apps and high up on their websites.

There was just one problem. It quickly became apparent that while an explosion had occurred and people had been ...