A Field Guide to Fake News
In the wake of concerns about the role of “fake news” in relation to the US elections, the project aims to catalyse collaborations between digital media researchers, data journalists and civil society groups. The guide will be the first project of the Public Data Lab – an interdisciplinary network seeking to facilitate research, democratic engagement and public debate around the future of the data society – in collaboration with the First Draft Coalition.
The guide will be launched at the International Journalism Festival in April 2017 and it will look at how digital methods can be utilised to increase public understanding of the politics, production, circulation and responses to fake news online.
If you’re interested in collaborating to the project, refer to the Call for Collaborators.