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Everyday Sharing of

Misinformation on Private

Social Media

A Leverhulme Trust funded research project based at Loughborough University

How do people use private social media 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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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.

Public Report: Covid Vaccines and Online Personal Messaging: The Challenge of Challenging Everyday Misinformation

Today we publish the first public report from the Everyday Misinformation Project. Covid Vaccines and Online Personal Messaging: The Challenge of Challenging Everyday Misinformation uncovers the social norms that shape whether—and how—people decide to challenge or avoid challenging misinformation about Covid vaccines on personal messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. This is aContinue reading “Public Report: Covid Vaccines and Online Personal Messaging: The Challenge of Challenging Everyday Misinformation”

The Online Civic Culture Centre (O3C)

O3C at Loughborough University. Researching how social media are shaping civic culture. Established Feb 2018. Director: Professor Andrew Chadwick

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