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Trust & Technology Initiative


Disinformation and Media Literacy research cluster

SIG in Disinformation and Media Literacy

The Disinformation and Media Literacy research is being carried out by scholars and practitioners committed to exploring and advancing proactive and creative interventions against disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Disinformation and Media Literary cluster has emerged out of work and outreach conducted by the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies centre, founded by Dr Finnin, and the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, directed by Dr van der Linden. Drawing together experts across a range of disciplines, it seeks to bring cutting-edge research to bear on contemporary policy discussions and to foster closer collaboration in the sphere of information literacy between scholars, policymakers and stakeholders in journalism, education, business and diplomacy.

An example of the interdisciplinary collaboration has been the work of the Dutch media collective DROG and Jon Roozenbeek in the development of a popular online ‘Fake News’ game, which seeks to ‘inoculate’ players against online disinformation.

The cluster is keen to grow an active network of researchers from across social science, humanities, and technical disciplines. To express interest in joining Disinformation and Media Literacy, please contact Dr Finnin and Dr van der Linden with a short description of your research.


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