#TrustedJournalism campaign to help slow spread of disinformation on social media among older adults ahead of elections
The Trusted Journalism Partnership, a coalition of nonpartisan academic and media organizations, today launched a public information campaign focusing on people aged 65 and over, encouraging them to take a reflective pause and consider whether a news story is true or not before sharing it on social media.
CIP affiliate researcher Mary Fan interviewed about how police body cameras and bystander video can tell different stories
The Verge recently interviewed CIP affiliate researcher Mary Fan about how police body cameras and bystander video can tell different stories.
In a recent editorial about the social media during crisis situations, The Seattle Times Editorial Board cited the work of the Center for an Informed Public to conduct "urgently needed research to help regulators and social-media platforms come together to tame this Wild West of information without impinging on free speech."
Studying misinformation shared following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Starbird and a team of academics found that a popular breaking news Twitter account shared three of six false rumors they had identified.
CIP researchers share new research examining how a recent example of widely shared misinformation was amplified and spread by influential Twitter users.