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Misinformation - Get the Facts

A Quick Reference Guide on Information Consumption; Tools to Encourage Individual Agency

Reports & News Articles

Brookings Institute Report (2017) How to combat fake news and disinformation https://www.brookings.edu/research/how-to-combat-fake-news-and-disinformation/ 

OpEd THINK NBCNews (2021) Why humans believe most people are telling the truth — even when we're told they're lying https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/why-humans-believe-most-people-are-telling-truth-even-when-ncna1259456 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016) The spreading of misinformation online https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1517441113

Over the last decade, the divisions, political upheaval, and a pandemic have cumulatively brought disinformation to the forefront of our everyday research. Whether you are checking on the local news or national political agenda we now find ourselves evaluating the myriad of information set before us in the classroom, the web, and our phone apps

Review the scholarly literature to learn more about misinformation in the general discourse or check out more topical sections below.

 

Deepfakes, misinformation and disinformation and authenticity infrastructure responses: Impacts on frontline witnessing, distant witnessing, and civic journalism https://doi.org/10.1177%2F14648849211060644 

The disconcerting potential of online disinformation: Persuasive effects of astroturfing comments and three strategies for inoculation against them https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1461444820908530  

[Astroturfing & John Oliver https://youtu.be/Fmh4RdIwswE]

Social Media

Diffusion of disinformation: How social media users respond to fake news and why https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1464884919868325 

 

Political

Emotions, Partisanship, and Misperceptions: How Anger and Anxiety Moderate the Effect of Partisan Bias on Susceptibility to Political Misinformation https://doi.org/10.1111/jcom.12164 

 

Longitudinal 

Mapping Recent Development in Scholarship on Fake News and Misinformation, 2008 to 2017: Disciplinary Contribution, Topics, and Impact https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0002764219869402 

 

Social Justice - Critical Race Theory

Identity propaganda: Racial narratives and disinformation  https://doi.org/10.1177%2F14614448211029293 

 

Ukraine War tie-in: 2021 article

Forensic conflict studies: Making sense of war in the social media age https://doi.org/10.1177%2F17506352211037325 

See the COVID-19 Misinformation page for Health related scholarly resources.