Combatting Fake News: An agenda for research and action



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Published date: May 2, 2017

Author: David Lazer, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy - Harvard Kennedy School

Subject tag: Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation

A report summarizing conference proceedings. Takeways include: standardized access to data for research purposes and a focus on the social, institutional and technological infrastructures necessary to develop datasets that are useful for studying the spread of misinformation online and that can be shared for research purposes and replicability. Academics can partner with companies that collect relevant data to create these datasets, Research can focus on designing platform tools and replicability.
[This entry was sourced with minor edits from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative. You can find more information here:]