News on Contexts of Misinformation

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Misinformation ran rampant on Facebook throughout the 2016 presidential election, and critics remain concerned that the social media giant has not done enough to address the problem. With the 2020 election approaching, it’s worth looking at which pockets of the country could potentially be the most exposed to misinformation — that is, fake news — […]

Major news outlets are doing a better job of rebutting President Donald Trump’s falsehoods on Twitter than they were earlier this year but there is still room for improvement, according to a new study from Media Matters. Media critics argue that news outlets err by passing along Trump’s misinformation in headlines and social media posts without fact-checking […]

The news media industry has changed as the internet and social media have matured and become integral to modern life. I describe these changes through a theoretical analysis of the economic structure of the industry and explore the implications for scholars of online media and politics. The crux of my argument is that social media […]

I downloaded Instagram in 2012, in the spring before what would be the worst summer of my life and the best autumn I’ve ever had. I remember them both vividly, sulking home in July heat to an air mattress in a sweltering bedroom I shared to save money, convinced my boyfriend was about to dump […]

Data & Society Research Institute is seeking an engaging and collaborative Research Analyst to support the work of the Disinformation Action Lab (DAL). The role of Research Analyst, DAL is a full-time, non-exempt position and reports directly to the Project Lead, DAL. This position is ideal for an early career researcher and writer. It’s a […]

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The Alan Turing Institute’s public policy programme today (27 November) publishes a new policy briefing, How much online abuse is there? A systematic review of evidence for the UK. The briefing identifies some considerable shortfalls in existing monitoring practices for online abuse and its recommendations include: a representative survey dedicated to understanding the experience of people […]

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“ABSTRACT: The Internet is increasingly the home of democracy. It is where people turn for civic information, engage in political discourse public and private, and turn to mobilize collectively. The virtual structures of the Internet are, in some ways, quite distinct from what preceded; and in other ways, they reproduce and amplify those pre-existing patterns. […]

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