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.

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

The guide is freely available via the link below. You can find it on Zenodo here (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1136271).

It is released under a Creative Commons Attribution license. If you wish to translate the guide, you can find find materials on GitHub.

If you use the guide in research or investigations we'd appreciate it if you could link to this page and use the following reference: Bounegru, L., Gray, J., Venturini, T., & Mauri, M. (Eds.). (2018). A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders. Amsterdam: Public Data Lab.

You can read more about the field guide in the following open access article: Gray, J., Bounegru, L., & Venturini, T. (2020). 'Fake news' as infrastructural uncanny. New Media & Society, 22(2), 317–341. DOI: 10.1177/1461444819856912.

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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.