Crowdsourcing for understanding the spread of misinformation on social media
Misinformation risks – How big are they? Misinformation on social media spreads further, faster, and deeper than truthful information, and this rapid spread can affect everyone online and offline. For example, misinformation can lead to broad negative consequences, including distortions
Data science, infodemics, and misinformation spreading: Deciphering the role of digital information ecosystems
Sapienza, City, and Ca’ Foscari researchers investigate large-scale social dynamics to analyze and understand online users’ behavior. As part of the IRIS Academic Research Group’s ‘Learn’ research stream, Prof Quattrociocchi (Sapienza University), Prof Baronchelli (City University of London), and Prof
Breaking through mis-disinformation in emergency risk communication
Emergency Risk Communication is a critical part of the work being done by the Emergency Preparedness Research Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) Program at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. Here they provide a pocket-sized guide to its history, why it is so important in our current information space, and how experts are working to use it to improve public health emergency systems.
Building public resilience to misinformation in a post-truth world
University of Cambridge researchers are exploring novel possibilities to build psychological resistance against manipulation attempts and misinformation.
Disciplinary by nature – Interdisciplinary by design
The IRIS Academic researchers are highly respected academics working across several disciplines including network and data science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, risk decision making, statistics, medical science and communications.
IRIS Academic Research Group launched at first-ever Global Vaccine Confidence Summit, London, UK
On 2 June 2021 world-leading experts committed to building vaccine confidence came together at the inaugural Global Vaccine Confidence Summit in the UK. The Summit took place as part of the UK government’s G7 Presidency and signaled an important step to greater international collaboration to address misinformation and promote confidence and trust in vaccines globally.