Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the Consumption of Fake News During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign

Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Though some warnings about online “echo chambers” have been hyperbolic, tenden- cies toward selective exposure to politically congenial content are likely to extend to misinformation and to be…

Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the Consumption of Fake News During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign

Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Though some warnings about online “echo chambers” have been hyperbolic, tenden- cies toward selective exposure to politically congenial content are likely to extend to misinformation and to be…

Architects of Disinformation: Behind the Scenes of Troll Accounts and Fake News in the Philippines

The Pan-Harvard Filipino Network invites you to a forum-discussion entitled Architects of Disinformation: Behind the Scenes of Troll Accounts and Fake News in the Philippines. Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center, the Nieman Foundation, and the HKS Southeast Asia Caucus. Professor Jonathan…

The science of fake news

With more Americans turning to social media as a primary source for news and information, the dangers posed by so-called ‘fake news’ are growing more significant. Reports of foreign influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are just one recent…

Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action

Conference held February 17–18, 2017 Organized by Matthew Baum, David Lazer, and Nicco Mele Sponsored by         Final report written by David Lazer †‡, Matthew Baum ‡, Nir Grinberg †‡, Lisa Friedland †‡, Kenneth Joseph†‡, Will Hobbs…

Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Northeastern University convened a group of top thought-leaders on February 17-18, 2017 in a conference to address how to combat fake news. The summit, entitled “Combating Fake News: An Agenda…

Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action

A working meeting to discuss the foundations and implications of fake news, as well as possible interventions. Registration for this event has now closed. Download the agenda. Sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, the Ash…

Funding the News: Foundations and Nonprofit Media

Working paper co-published by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.     This research was supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Barr Foundation with special…

Media & Politics Must Reads, May 11, 2018

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web. Sign up to receive Media and Politics Must Reads in your inbox each week. Also connect with us…

Campaign 2018: Improving Cyber Literacy in Political Campaigns

A new paper by Donna Brazile, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2017) and former Democratic National Committee interim chair, examines whether political campaigns are up to the task of handling the threat of cyber attacks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections….

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