Tag Archives: Misinformation


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

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 is provided by IPR based on the original study in Public Relations Review The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new lessons in health communication. Particularly, misinformation has spread through social media, driving some communities to engage in risky behaviors. For that reason, it is critical for public health messages to motivate members of … Continue reading Literacy and efficacy: Keys to promote safety behaviors during infectious disease outbreaks

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 post summarizes “Public Health and Online Misinformation: Challenges and Recommendations,” from Annual Review of Public Health. Dr. Briony Swire-Thompson and Dr. David Lazer explored how individuals interact with inaccurate health information online, and how the ability to access so much information is affecting health outcomes. In addition, the researchers explored how the perceived … Continue reading Public Health and Online Misinformation: Challenges and Recommendations

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 abstract, summarized by IPR and provided by the IPR Behavioral Insights Research Center, is based on a research paper written by Jon Roozenbeek and Sander van der Linden, Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. Jon Roozenbeek and Sander van der Linden, Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge designed a psychological intervention in the form … Continue reading How a Fake News Game Can Help Fight Against Online Misinformation

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