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New O3C Survey Report: News Sharing on UK Social Media: Misinformation, Disinformation & Correction
Very little is known about the motivations that drive people to share political news on social media and how these might be contributing to changes in our online civic culture. If we can learn more about the things people try to achieve when they share news online—and the extent to which these motivations might reinforce or undermine the distribution of false or misleading information—liberal democracies can start to think about how they can reduce important online harms. This report is the first to address these issues in Britain on the basis of a survey of the news sharing habits on social media of a representative sample of the British public. It was authored by Professor Andrew Chadwick and Dr Cristian Vaccari. We gratefully acknowledge the support of O3C data partner Opinium Research, which provided its survey services pro bono.
The O3C Seminars 2018–2019
Held three times per semester, the O3C Seminars provide a supportive, community-building forum for researchers to present their ideas and receive feedback from supervisors and the O3C Advisory Board members, who will participate from time to time. The O3C Seminars also occasionally feature visiting speakers from around the world. Selected events are recorded and are available via the O3C Podcast. All welcome!