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Disinformation campaigns by states, economic opportunists, and the misinformed themselves threaten to erode the common understandings, shared identities, and empirical bedrock that underlies our collective decisionmaking. While disinformation campaigns have used mass media to spread for many years, social media platforms have proven an exceptionally hospitable environment for the proliferation of falsehoods. Those looking to limit disinformation’s effect on society and bolster truth in media have likewise turned to technology to help keep up with the volume and precision of constantly evolving disinformation campaigns.

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The Starling Lab Journalism Fellowship

The Starling Lab, a research center anchored at Stanford University’s School of Engineering and the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation, has developed a ground-breaking framework to combat mis/disinformation by tracking the provenance of digital content through the use of open-source tools, best practices and case studies designed to help reduce information uncertainty.

Misinformation exposure

Misinformation exposure scores measure how much the politicians and public organizations you follow tend to lie (based on fact-checking their claims by PolitiFact).

Disinfo Matters

We’re looking beyond fake news to examine how manipulation of narratives, rewriting of history and altering our memories is reshaping our world.

Institute for Rebooting Social Media

We are a three-year research initiative addressing social media’s most urgent problems, including misinformation, privacy breaches, harassment, and content governance.

Los Desinformantes

Los desinformantes es una serie de investigaciones sobre diferentes actores que han desinformado durante la pandemia.

Misinformation Amplification Analysis and Tracking Dashboard

At the Integrity Institute, we are tracking how misinformation performs on platforms to measure the extent to which platforms are amplifying misinformation, and the extent to which they are creating an incentive structure that rewards lies and misinformation online.

Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust

The Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust or ARTT is focused on helping people engage in trust-building ways when discussing vaccine efficacy and other topics online.

Waterbear

Disinformation is threatening our ability to get credible facts. Built on our trusted technology stack, Waterbear helps you fight back. REQUEST A DEMO

Forum on Information & Democracy

Providing democratic safeguards to the global communication and information space

WhatsApp archiver

The WhatsApp archiver consolidates chat files exported from different WhatsApp conversations into one database. The scraper relies on WhatsApp's export chat feature which allows 40,000 messages to be exported without media and 10,000 to be exported with media. If a media item has not been downloaded to your phone, it cannot be exported through the export chat feature. The archiver removes overlaps in different files exported from a chat; and anonymizes sender and group names.

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