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.