Midterms 2018: Trends in Information Disorder

Midterms 2018: Trends in Information Disorder

The Information Disorder Update: November 5, 2018 Amid warnings of a looming civil war and an immigrant “invasion” from Central America, the 2018 midterm campaign has thrived on hyperbole and misinformation that have become weapons in an online battlefield. In…

Muslim candidates face online hatred, disinformation

Muslim candidates face online hatred, disinformation

The Information Disorder Update: November 1, 2018 With an unprecedented number of Muslim candidates running in the midterm elections, a virulent Islamophobic backlash has erupted in some districts — often laced with online mis- and disinformation. More than 90 American Muslims sought…

Social Media Becomes Battleground for Voting Integrity Misinformation

Social Media Becomes Battleground for Voting Integrity Misinformation

Information Disorder Update: October 30, 2018 Social media users have raised a chorus of complaints and allegations during the midterm campaign about the purging of millions of names from registration rolls to suppress voter turnout. Several state governments have responded…

False information about caravan animating militia activity at the border

False information about caravan animating militia activity at the border

Information Disorder Update: October 26, 2018 Supporters of a private militia are spreading misinformation on social media about the Central American migrant caravan. One baseless claim asserts that “42,000 immigrants” intend to join the caravan. This warning appears to have…

Assessing a Case of Information Disorder: The Next Civil War

Information Disorder Update: October 23, 2018 This newsletter issue from the Information Disorder Lab explores how mis- and disinformation can spread even after being denied mainstream social media access. A prominent advocate of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience publishes a series of online…

The Information Disorder Update: October 16, 2018

To get the weekly Information Disorder newsletter direct to your inbox, subscribe here. Warren DNA Confusion U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry video was designed to extinguish the lingering allegations against her, but instead appears to have fanned the flames of mis- and…

A Weekly Scan of Information Disorder: October 5, 2018

A Weekly Scan of Information Disorder Welcome to the inaugural issue of a weekly newsletter on emerging issues and trends in the field of online information disorder, with a near-term focus on mis- and disinformation affecting the 2018 midterm elections….

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…

Media & Politics Must Reads, April 20, 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…

Media & Politics Must Reads, April 13, 2018

This Week at the Shorenstein Center #MeToo and the Media. A panel discussion featuring Koa Beck, editor-in-chief of Jezebel; Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate; Zerlina Maxwell, senior director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM; Gabriel Sherman, special correspondent for Vanity Fair; and Genevieve Roth, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (moderator). Watch…