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Alethea examined how disinformation tactics are being used in social media to influence individuals. Specifically, Alethea studied X (formerly Twitter) accounts that they believed were being leveraged by Russia’s main military intelligence directorate to influence U.S. citizens on the war in Ukraine. Alethea analyzed 5,314 accounts on X (formerly Twitter) and 81 websites that the … Continue reading How the “Invisible Ink” Disinformation Technique Impacts Perceptions


This roundtable discussion is provided by the IPR Behavioral Insights Research Center & IPR Digital Media Research Center Members of the IPR Digital Media Research Center (DMRC) and the IPR Behavioral Insights Research Center (BIRC) gathered virtually to discuss disinformation and emerging technology. Two IPR Trustees moderated the discussion: BIRC member Ian Bailey and Lisa Kaplan (Alethea). Participants … Continue reading IPR Roundtable: Disinformation and Emerging Technology

Institute for Public Relations and Leger release results of an annual survey of 2,002 Americans in the “2023 Disinformation in Society Report.” Download the Full Report (PDF): Full 2023 Disinformation in Society ReportDownload Social Graphics (PDF): Disinformation in Society Report GraphicsDownload News Release: Disinformation in Society Report News Release NEW YORK –  Most Americans now consider … Continue reading Americans View Misinformation and Disinformation as Greater Threats than Terrorism, Climate Change, and Border Security

This roundtable discussion is provided by the IPR Measurement Commission Members of the IPR Measurement Commission gathered virtually to discuss disinformation in the evolving communication landscape. IPR Measurement Commission member Chelsea Mirkin, Head of Global Analysis at Cision, and Antony Cousins, Executive Director for AI Strategy at Cision, moderated the discussion. Participants discussed how the … Continue reading Measurement Roundtable: How to Handle Disinformation

This blog post is provided by Cassandra Hayes, 2021 Winner of the Cision Insights Award The world of politics has seen its fair share of dark PR campaigns, where powerful groups have launched targeted investigations and spread warped information to tear down reputations. However, with the ease of message dissemination due to social media—and related … Continue reading Quest for the California Crown: Lessons for Combating “Dark” PR Stories from the Newsom Recall Election

This blog is provided by IPR based on the original study by RAND Corporation As the popularity and use of social media continues to climb, concerns of quickly spreading disinformation also increase. In 2019, it was confirmed that Russia interfered with the 2016 election through social media propaganda and disinformation. Since then, other instances of … Continue reading Combating Foreign Disinformation on Social Media

Rand is helping fight the spread of disinformation through its Countering Truth Decay initiative. For this initiative, researchers have developed a database of online tools to help information consumers, researchers, and journalists navigate an increasingly difficult information environment. Rand summarized its goals in three parts: To identify and collect a set of resources in one … Continue reading Research and Commentary on Truth Decay: RAND Corporation

This blog post, written by Dr. Terry Flynn and Tim Li, is based on a research paper by Gordon Pennycook, Assistant Professor at the University of Regina; and David G. Rand, Associate Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Key Findings • People often fall for misinformation, or … Continue reading When People Engage in “Cognitive Laziness,” They are More Likely to Accept Misinformation as Truth

Download the full report: 2019 IPR Disinformation in Society – Full ReportDownload the press release: Disinformation in Society – Press ReleaseDownload the slides: 2019 IPR Disinformation in Society Report – Shareable SlidesDownload social graphics: False News is a Problem, President Trump Key Findings and Disinformation Culprits  This is an IPR Signature Study. Thank you to our … Continue reading 2019 IPR Disinformation in Society Report