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.
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.
Online influencers have become powerful vectors in promoting false information and conspiracy theories
The role of celebrities and online influencers requires more scrutiny, especially from social platforms and media.
"Do No Harm" — Assessing the impact of prioritizing US political disinformation over health misinformation in 2020
What changes need to happen so newsrooms, researchers and policymakers are prepared for the health misinformation that will define 2021.
‘An unquestionable truth’: Religious misinformation in the coronavirus pandemic
As the pandemic spreads in Latin America, some Christian communities find themselves caught between faith and science.
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.
Vaccine nationalism: How geopolitics is shaping responses to the pandemic
Geopolitical and nationalist narratives have been playing out in different communities, fomenting false information around treatments and cures for the coronavirus.
'Fake news' laws, privacy & free speech on trial: Government overreach in the infodemic?
The infodemic has prompted some governments to restrict online speech in an attempt to stop the spread of false information. The cost? Fundamental human rights and freedoms.
Why we need a Google Trends for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Reddit
Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm.