Craig Silverman


Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and author and one of the world's leading experts on online disinformation, fake news, and digital investigations. He is a reporter for ProPublica covering voting, platforms, disinformation, and online manipulation.

Craig previously served as media editor of BuzzFeed News, where he pioneered coverage of digital disinformation and media manipulation. Craig is also the editor of the European Journalism Centre’s Verification Handbook series. These free online books offer world-class guidance on how to verify online content and investigate disinformation and media manipulation. Craig received a George Polk Award for a series of stories that revealed "how Facebook exposes the public to disinformation, fraud and violence." He was named to the Politico 50 for his work exposing fake news and its effect on American politics and is the recipient of the Carey McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association, which honors “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” Craig's series exposing a global Facebook scam was named investigation of the year by the Canadian Association of Journalists. His journalism and books have also been honored by the Mirror Awards, U.S. National Press Club, and National Magazine Awards (Canada).

He was previously the founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada and the founder of, a rumor tracking project that was developed as part of a research fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. His research resulted in the publication of Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation.

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Eventi nelle precedenti edizioni
#IJF20 / 2 aprile 2020

Indagare siti online

This workshop will guide you through the basics of how to investigate a website. Drawn from material in the new Verification Handbook For Disinformation And Media Manipulation, this hands-on workshop ...

#IJF18 / 13 aprile 2018

Investigare la Rete

Indagare la Rete: utilizzare i dati dai social media, analytics e web per trovare e raccontare storie. È essenziale che i giornalisti comprendano come raccogliere e analizzare le informazioni colleg...