Digital Disinformation ProjectConvergence Center for Policy Resolution
Despite the unprecedented power of the internet to connect and inform people, social media and networked technologies are being leveraged to amplify disinformation – deliberately misleading or false information – that harms our society, democracy, and everyday lives.
Disinformation, misinformation, and other forms of media manipulation shape harmful narratives that mislead and polarize the public, sow disruption, and exacerbate distrust in institutions. They undermine elections, public health, national security, business, and institutions such as science, journalism, and government. Deception and manipulation of news and information pre-date the internet – but its acceleration, reach and scale are greater on the web…