Taxonomy

We have developed the MediaWell taxonomy with input from our academic advisory board, research librarians, and other experts in the field. We consider this to be a work in progress with fluid categories. Please feel free to use or adapt the following list of categories and tags, with credit to MediaWell and the Social Science Research Council.

We welcome feedback on this and other aspects of the project at mediawell@ssrc.org.

Project Taxonomy as of February 3, 2020

Research Topics:

Algorithms and Automation

Consequences of Exposure

Contexts of Misinformation

Credibility and Trust

Defining “Disinformation”

Election Interference

How Misinformation Spreads

Mitigating Misinformation

Producers of Disinformation

Regulation and Policy

Targets of Disinformation (contemplating a change to “Targeted Disinformation”)

Wedge Issues (contemplating a change to “Case Studies”)

 

Focus Tags:

Accountability

Activism

Advertising

Advocacy Groups

African-American Studies

Algorithmic Targeting

Alt-Right

Alt-Tech

American Studies

Anthropology

Anti Vaxx / Medical Misinformation

Bots

Brexit

Call for Papers

Campaigns & Elections

Censorship

Civil Society

Climate Change

Conspiracy Theory

Content Moderation

Culture

Data

Deep Fakes

Democracy

Demographic Targeting

Digital Culture

Disinformation

Disinformation Studies

Echo Chambers & Filter Bubbles

Economics

Ethics

Extreme Left

Extreme Right

Facebook

Fact Checking

Fear

Gender and Sexuality

Geography

Google

Harassment

Hate Groups

History

Identity Politics

Income and Wealth Inequality

Influence

Instability

Instagram

Interdisciplinary Studies

Internet Studies

Job Posting

Journalists

Law

Lobbyists

Media Access and Policy

Media and Information Literacy

Media Studies

Microtargeting

Misinformation

News and Public Information

Polarization

Policy

Political Elites

Political Ideologies

Political Parties

Political Science

Politics and Government

Psychology

Public Health

Public Trust

Race and Ethnicity

Regulation

Research Methods

Scams

Social Media

Social Networks

Sociology

State Actors

Surveillance

Syllabus

Technocrats

Traditional Media

Transparency

Trolls

Trump Election

Twitter

Voters

Wedge Issues

WhatsApp

YouTube