Article Tags

I’ve collated articles on a wide variety of topics (coronavirus; abortion; elections), focusing on different aspects of disinformation (creation; amplification; impact). The articles have been tagged based on different qualities, to help quickly finding content relevant to your interests.

Disinformation Cycle Stage

Database content is labelled based on which stage of the Disinformation Cycle they pertain to.

Information Disorder Category

First Draft’s Information Disorder spectrum defines seven different categories which encapsulate the spectrum of “fake news” (from misunderstood jokes to entirely fabricated content).

If an article focuses on a particular piece of disinformation, it is labeled based on where it fits on the spectrum.

Other Tags

There are several options which allow you to find articles you’re interested in:

Content Context

The Content Context tag categorises articles based on the theme of disinformation referenced (for example this article debunking an inauthentic voice message, which is tagged with Coronavirus).

Some articles relate to a theme but don’t reference a specific piece of disinformation, (for example this analysis of the positioning of Anti-Vaccine Facebook groups).

Content Type

Use this tag to filter based on what the assessed disinformation is (e.g. a screenshot, comment or video).

Dissemination Platform

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all examples of platforms on which disinformation is commonly published. Filter to a particular platform if you want to see what’s been spread on them, or to find out how aggressors exploit their unique features.

Amplification Method

Published disinformation can be amplified in lots of different ways; from co-ordinated bot accounts to public figures with large followings. Filtering by Amplification Method lets you see content which demonstrates how disinformation is spread.