Monday, February 24, 2020

New journal: #Misinformation Review

The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) publishes the Misinformation Review "a new format of peer-reviewed, scholarly publication. Content is produced and “fast-reviewed” by misinformation scientists and scholars, released under open access licensing, and geared towards emphasizing real-world implications. All content is targeted towards a specialized audience of researchers, journalists, fact-checkers, educators, policy makers, and other practitioners working in the information, media, and platform landscape." They welcome submissions which have "empirical research on misinformation from all fields – quantitative and qualitative – and encourage submissions that define misinformation in all its variations, estimate its prevalence and impact, document media manipulation tactics, evaluate interventions (including education, content moderation, debunking, and regulations), and culturally and historically situate the institutions that define the media ecosystem today. Priority will be given to research with clearly-stated real-world implications."
The journal homepage is here
The first issue (volume 1 issue 1) was published on 14 January 2020, and the articles and commentary pieces are:
- “Fake news” may have limited effects beyond increasing beliefs in false claims by Andrew M. Guess, Dominique Lockett, Benjamin Lyons, Jacob M. Montgomery, Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler
- How trust in experts and media use affect acceptance of common anti-vaccination claims by Dominik Andrzej Stecula, Ozan Kuru and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
- Cross-Platform Disinformation Campaigns: Lessons Learned and Next Steps by Tom Wilson and Kate Starbird
- Emphasizing publishers does not effectively reduce susceptibility to misinformation on social media by Nicholas Dias, Gordon Pennycook and David G. Rand
- Russian Twitter disinformation campaigns reach across the American political spectrum by Deen Freelon and Tetyana Lokot
- Answering impossible questions: content governance in an age of disinformation (COMMENTARY) by John Bowers and Jonathan Zittrain
- Redesigning consent: big data, bigger risks (COMMENTARY) by Joan Donovan
Vol 1 issue is here
Photo by Sheila Webber: not misinformation, a photo from the picket line, February 2020

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