News on How Misinformation Spreads

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 […]

“BOBCATSSS is an international annual symposium which addresses hot topics for librarians and information professionals in a fast-changing environment. It is created by and for students, teachers, researchers and professionals in the information field. BOBCATSSS is held under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). It is a tradition […]

“Fake news, social bots, disinformation, filter bubbles, virality, deep fakes & more! The 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (MISDOOM) will take place from April 20-22 at Leiden University, The Netherlands Join us and participate in the symposium!”

“This conference intendeds to bring together scholars studying conspiracy theories, fake news, and misinformation from across disciplinary and geographic boundaries. The goals of the conference are (1) to gain a comparative perspective in the study of conspiracy theories, fake news, and misinformation by bringing together researchers from across continents and from across disciplinary boundaries, and […]

Event featured image, but exclude link Event content “Please join us for a talk by David G. Rand, Associate Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. This event is part of the Misinformation Speaker series, co-sponsored by the NULab and the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the […]

Event featured image, but exclude link Event content “Please join us for a talk by Yochai Benkler, Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School. Co-sponsored with the Department of Communication Studies and the Shorenstein Center. This event is part of the Misinformation Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the NULab […]

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Event featured image, but exclude link Event content “Please join us for a talk by Natalie Jomini Stroud, Professor, Department of Communication Studies and School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin. Co-sponsored with the Department of Communication Studies and the Shorenstein Center. This event is part of the Misinformation Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the NULab […]

Syria’s war, perhaps unlike any other civil conflict this century, has been uniquely influenced by propaganda. That propaganda has exerted a crucial influence over the course of the war. Propaganda from the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad underplayed the crimes of the state and emphasised the undesirability of the opposition. It called rebel fighters […]

The goal of the Civic Science Fellows program is to catalyze widespread, inclusive engagement with emerging science and its societal implications. In the face of rapidly changing culture, media, and science, the program is being designed to create new capacity across organizations working at the many interfaces of science and society. Civic Science Fellows are cross-disciplinary thinkers working in […]

A U.S. anti-vaccination website that was removed from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube earlier this year has found a new home for its content: Brazil. U.S. website Natural News accounted for almost one-third of all the misinformation found on social media and other websites targeting people in Brazil, according to a new study from the Brazilian […]

Twitter has accused the Conservatives of misleading the public after they rebranded one of their official party accounts to make it look like a factchecking service during the ITV leaders’ debate. The party was widely criticised on Tuesday night when it temporarily changed the name of its Conservative campaign headquarters press office Twitter account, which […]

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