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Our research uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative data. To find out more, see our replication datasets and further information about our methodology.

Coronavirus Misinformation: Weekly Briefings

Coronavirus Misinformation: Weekly Briefings

Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. We ...
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Follow the Money: How the Online Advertising Ecosystem Funds COVID-19 Junk News and Disinformation

Follow the Money: How the Online Advertising Ecosystem Funds COVID-19 Junk News and Disinformation

As people around the world turn towards search engines to access information about COVID-19, it is important to understand why and how users are being exposed to junk news content ...
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Junk News Distribution on Telegram: The Visibility of English-language News Sources on Public Telegram Channels

Junk News Distribution on Telegram: The Visibility of English-language News Sources on Public Telegram Channels

Messaging platforms such as Telegram are key channels for the dissemination of misinformation and junk news. So far there are very few large-scale studies of how news and political content ...
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Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets Targeting French, German and Spanish-Speaking Social Media Users

Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets Targeting French, German and Spanish-Speaking Social Media Users

Understanding Chinese, Iranian, Russian and Turkish Outlets In this data memo, we examine French, German and Spanish-language distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information originating from media outlets backed by ...
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Coronavirus News and Information on YouTube: A Content Analysis of Popular Search Terms

Coronavirus News and Information on YouTube: A Content Analysis of Popular Search Terms

Social media is reshaping how people access information about the coronavirus crisis. The online video-sharing website YouTube has emerged as a major purveyor of health and wellbeing information. In this ...
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Coronavirus Coverage by State-Backed English-Language News Sources

Coronavirus Coverage by State-Backed English-Language News Sources

In this data memo, we examine the distribution of health-related news and information on social media of the English-language news outlets backed by the governments of China, Iran, Russia and ...
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Book: Lie Machines by Philip N. Howard

Book: Lie Machines by Philip N. Howard

Lie Machines, the latest book by Philip N. Howard, Principal Investigator of the Project on Computational Propaganda, is now available for pre-order. Technology is breaking politics – what can be ...
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The Challenges of Monitoring Social Media in the Arab World: The Case of the 2019 Tunisian Elections

The Challenges of Monitoring Social Media in the Arab World: The Case of the 2019 Tunisian Elections

Tunisian civil society groups raised alarms about the spread of disinformation and hate speech during the 2019 elections. These concerns centered around the legal and technical obstacles faced by Tunisian ...
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Junk News & Information Sharing During the 2019 UK General Election

Junk News & Information Sharing During the 2019 UK General Election

Today, an estimated 75% of the British public access information about politics and public life online, and 40% do so via social media. With this context in mind, we investigate information ...
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Industry responses to computational propaganda and social media manipulation

Industry responses to computational propaganda and social media manipulation

What have Internet companies done to combat the creation and spread of computational propaganda on their platforms and services? What do the leading players’ initiatives tell us about their coping ...
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