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Curbing the Spread of Misinformation
RTI Press | December 2018
Insights, innovations, and interpretations from the Misinformation Solutions Forum, edited by Brian G. Southwell and Vanessa Boudewyns

Projects to Reduce the Spread of Misinformation Awarded $100,000 by the Misinformation Solutions Forum
RTI International | November 14, 2018
Announcing the winners of the Misinformation Solutions Forum

The Measure of Everyday Life: Curbing the Spread of Misinformation (audio)
WNCU | November 7, 2018
On this special episode, The Measure of Everyday Life reports from the Misinformation Solutions Forum, an interdisciplinary workshop held in 2018 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

The Search for Solutions to Curb Misinformation
Rita Allen Foundation | April 9, 2018
A perspective and call to action from Elizabeth Good Christopherson, the Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer

Why We Lie to Ourselves and Others about Misinformation
Trust, Media and Democracy | March 28, 2018
A commentary by Brian Southwell, Program Director of the Science in the Public Sphere program at RTI International

Press Release: A Call for Ideas Seeks Solutions to Curb the Spread of Misinformation
March 26, 2018

Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation | March 19, 2018

Science Magazine
March 9, 2018
Cover story highlights the research report “The spread of true and false news online;” also includes a Policy Forum piece on “The science of fake news,” focusing on the need for interdisciplinary research

Understanding and Addressing the Disinformation Ecosystem
First Draft | March 8, 2018
Takeaways from a December 2017 convening at the Annenberg School for Communication, including a paper on “Using Behavioral Theory to Curb Misinformation Sharing” by Brian Southwell and Vanessa Boudewyns of RTI International

Civic Science
Rita Allen Foundation | March 2018
An evolving collection of research, resources and perspectives on the intersection of science and civic life

A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders
Public Data Lab and First Draft | January 8, 2018

The Persistence and Peril of Misinformation
American Scientist | November-December 2017
Brian Southwell, Emily Thorson and Laura Sheble outline challenges to battling falsehoods.

NAS Announces Awards for Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnerships
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine | July 14, 2017
Awards to support partnerships of science communication researchers and practitioners and facilitate collaborative projects on approaches to promoting vaccination and communicating science to policymakers

Knight Prototype Fund Awards $1 Million to 20 Projects to Improve the Flow of Accurate Information
Knight Foundation | June 22, 2017
Projects were selected from an open call for ideas from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund and the Rita Allen Foundation to address concerns about the spread of misinformation and produce ways to build trust in journalism.