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A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders explores the use of digital methods to study false viral news, political memes, trolling practices and their social life online.

It responds to an increasing demand for understanding the interplay between digital platforms, misleading information, propaganda and viral content practices, and their influence on politics and public life in democratic societies.

It is a project of the Public Data Lab with support from First Draft.

The guide is freely available via the link below.

It is released under a Creative Commons Attribution license to encourage readers to freely copy, translate, redistribute and reuse the book. All the assets necessary to translate and publish the guide in other languages are available on the Public Data Lab’s GitHub page.

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Please direct any inquires about this project to the co-investigators (Liliana Bounegru, Jonathan Gray, Tommaso Venturini and Michele Mauri) at fakenews[at]publicdatalab.org.