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

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

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….

Shorenstein Center Announces Fall 2018 Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA—The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its fall 2018 fellows. “This cohort of fellows brings an especially diverse range of experiences to the Kennedy…

Announcing Setti Warren as New Executive Director

Dear Friends, I am very pleased to announce that we have hired Setti Warren as executive director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. His first day will be July 9, 2018. Setti is a talented and experienced…

First Draft Launches Free Course on Identifying Misinformation Online

Cambridge, MA—First Draft, a project run by Shorenstein Center Fellow Claire Wardle, has launched a free one-hour online course to teach journalists, students, and members of the general public basic tools to verify the authenticity of content found online. Countless…

NPR and ProPublica Win the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center

Cambridge, MA —The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School has been awarded to Nina Martin of ProPublica and Renee Montagne of NPR for their investigative reporting…

Nancy Gibbs Named Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor at Harvard Kennedy School

Media Contact: Doug Gavel, 617-495-1115, doug_gavel@hks.harvard.edu Director of Media Relations, Harvard Kennedy School CAMBRIDGE MA— Nancy Gibbs, former Editor in Chief of Time, has been named a visiting member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and to the Edward…