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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.

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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”

Andrew Chadwick on the Social Media and Politics Podcast

Last week Professor Andrew Chadwick, our project PI, appeared on the Social Media and Politics Podcast. He spoke to Michael Bossetta about our new report Covid Vaccine Misinformation and Personal Messaging: The Challenge of Challenging Everyday Misinformation. The podcast discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the hybrid character of engagement with information online,Continue reading “Andrew Chadwick on the Social Media and Politics Podcast”

Covid Vaccines and Online Personal Messaging Report Featured on Nieman Lab

Shraddha Chakradhar at Nieman Lab interviewed project PI Andrew Chadwick about our study and our recently published report. Click here to read the article. The full report can be found here: Covid Vaccines and Online Personal Messaging: The Challenge of Challenging Everyday Misinformation.

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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