Disinformation Publications

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COVID-19 fake news on Twitter
October 22, 2020
The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led...
Disinformation, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
Misinformation and vaccine acceptance
September 24, 2020
The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by...
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Race & Gender, Technology,
Canaries in the Coal Mine: COVID-19 Misinformation and Black Communities
June 24, 2020
Even as Black people are disproportionately dying from the virus due to systemic racism, harmful inaccuracies about COVID-19 are metastasizing in Black...
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries
May 27, 2020
This mixed-methods research project in Nigeria, India, and Pakistan consisted of surveys, survey experiments, and semi-structured interviews, designed...
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
Countering Negative Externalities in Digital Platforms
October 7, 2019
This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project’s efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology...
Discussion Papers, Disinformation, International Affairs, Journalistic Practice, Papers, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Understanding Douma
May 14, 2019
The New Media Propaganda Wars and the Value of a Second Draft Read the paper A new paper by James Harkin, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall, 2018) and Director...
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
Big Tech and Democracy: The Critical Role of Congress
April 23, 2019
In March 2019, two projects at Harvard Kennedy School—the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at the Belfer Center and the Platform Accountability...