How we investigated the spread of Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on Facebook
The platform recently announced a ban on false Covid-19 and vaccine claims, so we used technical methods to see whether it’s working.
From HPV to Covid-19: Personal stories power anti-vaccine misinformation
Groups that have historically criticized HPV vaccines are shifting their attention
Inside the origins of a conspiracy theory about Myanmar and China
How Chinese-language characters contributed to conspiracy theories about the coup in Myanmar.
It’s crucial to understand how misinformation flows through diaspora communities
The way misinformation travels through diaspora communities — including the Chinese diaspora — deserves more of our attention.
We need independent platform oversight in 2021
The platforms can no longer delay on partnering with independent researchers and civil society organizations
As online communities mobilize offline, misinformation manifests a physical threat
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the line between online discourse and offline action has long disappeared.
How QAnon content endures on social media through visuals and code words
Evolving tactics from QAnon-promoting accounts pose moderation challenges for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Coronavirus: How pro-mask posts boost the anti-mask movement
Despite the trending hashtags and media coverage, research shows anti-maskers are often amplified by algorithms, Twitter and the people who mock them.
Reporting on coronavirus: How to use WhatsApp to find stories and communities
How can you use WhatsApp in your reporting, and what practical and ethical issues should you consider?