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

Hot off the press: two new research articles from the Everyday Misinformation Project

We have two new research articles to share: Chadwick, A., Hall, N-A., & Vaccari, C. (2023). Misinformation Rules!? Could “Group Rules” Reduce Misinformation in Online Personal Messaging? New Media & Society.— Download pdf. Chadwick, A., Vaccari, C., & Hall, N-A. (2023). What Explains the Spread of Misinformation in Online Personal Messaging Networks? Exploring the Role…

Everyday Misinfo to Participate in Panel on Interpretive Methods at AoIR 2023

Research findings from the Everyday Misinformation Project will be presented at the Association of Internet Researchers annual conference, 18-21 October 2023. We will participate in an international panel entitled Using Interpretive Methods to Study Credibility Evaluation of Online Information. The panel is organized by Yiping Xia (University of North Carolina), Pranav Malhotra, (University of Washington),…

Everyday Misinfo to present at ICA, APSA, Data Justice, and PANCOPOP Symposium in 2023

Findings from the qualitative strand of the Everyday Misinformation Project will be presented at four major events in 2023. The team will give two papers at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference in Toronto, 25-29 May. The ICA is the largest and most significant event for communication studies researchers globally. In June, we have been…

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

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