HOME

The Everyday

Misinformation Project

A Leverhulme Trust funded research programme based at Loughborough University

How do people use personal messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat or Apple Messages to discover and share information?

This project focuses on people’s everyday experiences, social contexts, and media diets to investigate how potentially misleading information spreads online.

Latest News

Everyday Misinfo to participate in Demos online panel

Researchers from the Everyday Misinformation Project have been invited to contribute to an online conference, hosted by UK thinktank Demos and the University of Warwick, on Thursday 22nd September 2022. We will participate in a panel entitled ‘Beyond Content Moderation: Alternative methods for tackling vaccine hesitancy’. The panel will be held at 3pm, and formsContinue reading “Everyday Misinfo to participate in Demos online panel”

Everyday Misinfo to present at workshop “What Does it Mean to ‘Live Healthily’ with Social Media?” Sept 23rd

Members of the the Everyday Misinformation Project team will present findings at a research workshop titled “What Does it Mean to ‘Live Healthily’ with Social Media?”  The event is hosted by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Applied Health Research on Friday 23 September 2022. It will take place in person at the Edgbaston ParkContinue reading “Everyday Misinfo to present at workshop “What Does it Mean to ‘Live Healthily’ with Social Media?” Sept 23rd”

Everyday Misinfo to present at ASA Media Sociology Symposium, 4 Aug 2022

The Everyday Sharing of Misinformation on Private Social Media project team will present a paper at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Media Sociology Symposium on 4 August 2022. The paper is entitled “I would always be careful about what I receive”: Online misinformation, epistemic norms and social distinction, and is authored by Natalie-Anne Hall, AndrewContinue reading “Everyday Misinfo to present at ASA Media Sociology Symposium, 4 Aug 2022”

The Online Civic Culture Centre (O3C)

O3C in the Department of Communication and Media at Loughborough University. Researching how social media are re-shaping civic culture. Established Feb 2018. Director: Professor Andrew Chadwick

Sign up for updates about the project