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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”

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”

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”

Everyday Misinfo to present at ICA 2022

The Everyday Sharing of Misinformation on Private Social Media project will present early findings at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference this May. The ICA is the world’s largest and most significant gathering of communication researchers. Our paper, by Andrew Chadwick, Cristian Vaccari and Natalie-Anne Hall, is entitled What people talk about when theyContinue reading “Everyday Misinfo to present at ICA 2022”


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