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Access to and belief in accurate COVID-19 information varies, according to new survey

Access to and belief in accurate COVID-19 information varies, according to new survey

June 8, 2020, 4:00 pm

The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States’ latest survey results show decreasing trust in government institutions and the police to handle the COVID-19 outbreak, and increasing partisan divides in opinions about the response. In a new…

Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant  Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries

Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries

May 27, 2020, 2:58 pm
Irene V. Pasquetto, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School; Eaman Jahani, MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society; Alla Baranovsky, Harvard Department of Government; and Matthew A. Baum, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School

This mixed-methods research project in Nigeria, India, and Pakistan consisted of surveys, survey experiments, and semi-structured interviews, designed to better understand the spread and impact of misinformation, and in particular of misinformation on mobile messaging apps (MIMs).

Audio & Video

On the Trail of Xi Jinping: A Podcast with Jane Perlez of The New York Times. Click Here to Listen.

On the Trail of Xi Jinping: a new Podcast by Jane Perlez

December 19, 2019, 6:41 am

U.S./China relations have seen huge shifts over the past decade. Jane Perlez, former Beijing Bureau Chief for The New York Times, witnessed much of it during her seven years reporting from China. Listen to her new podcast below. You can…