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A Field Guide to Fake News

What is the project

The guide looks at how digital methods, data, tools, techniques and research approaches can be utilized in the service of increasing public understanding of the politics, production, circulation and responses to fake news. The guide looks at how digital traces from the web and online platforms can be repurposed in the service of public interest research, investigations and data projects.

What is the goal

To enhance public understanding of the scope, nature and composition of misinformation in multiple European language spheres; generate lists of actors and sources making up fake news ecosystems in multiple European language spheres; and equip journalists, researchers and activists with techniques to trace these phenomena using leading digital tools and methods.

Who is it for

To facilitate broader public debate and involvement around processes of reshaping platforms and policies, laws and infrastructures, technologies and standards that are implicated in the circulation of fake news phenomenon.
This includes remaining attentive to possible unintended of these different responses, as well as other
interests and concerns.

Project Partners

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Asset 35

A project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, First Draft News is an open-access site that provides practical and ethical guidance in how to find, verify and publish content sourced from the social web.