Craig Silverman

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Alma materUniversity of Montreal
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Canadian journalist and "fake news" specialist

Craig Silverman is a Canadian journalist and the media editor of BuzzFeed, and the former head of BuzzFeed's Canadian division. Known as an expert in "fake news", he is the one that made the term "fake news" a household phrase[1]. He founded the "Regret the Error" blog in 2004, covering fact-checking and media inaccuracy.

In 2011 he joined the Poynter Institute for Media Studies as an adjunct faculty member. He also founded the hoax and rumor tracking website Emergent. He received a 2013 Mirror Award for Best Commentary, Digital Media.

Integrity Initiative

He was mentioned peripherally in the Integrity Initiative leaks, where Chris Hernon followed his twitter account[2] that included engagement with "other users in our field".[3]

Working with Bellingcat

He has given lectures for First Draft, "founded in 2015 by 9 partners including Bellingcat [4], to "fight mis- and disinformation".

In 2014, he was the editor of a Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting[5], relying heavily on people in Bellingcat, like Elliott Higgins and Henk van Ess In later editions[6], there were no references to Bellingcat, but people working for other regime change stalwarts such as Freedom House wrote parts of it.


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:FCO Skripal twitter sample 24.3.18Twitter roundup24 March 18 JLChris HernonA Twitter roundup from II. The contents are fairly standard fare, but which users II chose to follow is very interesting, and some are "other users in our field".
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