The United Nations has launched a Human Rights TikTok account: https://www.tiktok.com/@unitednationshumanrights?
Ofcom’s annual Online Nation report and interactive dataset.Contains the latest evidence on online usage and behaviour for Britain and includes a rapid evidence literature review on online misinformation and media literacy
Trump Twitter archive has stored tweets from September 2016 until the account was suspended in January 2020. Items can be downloaded in csv files.
The Digital Verification Corps is a network of volunteers from 6 universities worldwide trained to verify social media videos and photos of potential human rights violations. The website includes a report documenting police violence during the American Black Lives Matters protests.
Major archival project from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America which is based at Harvard University. It is working on a large-scale project to comprehensively document the #metoo movement covering the legal, political and social impact. It is aiming to collect social media, news articles, legislation, lawsuits, statistical studies, Fortune 500 companies’ employment manuals, […]
What impact has COVID 19 had on news consumption? How popular are podcasts? And many more fascinating facts on the amount and type of news consumption worldwide. Get international and country-by-country reports in the latest annual report which also has associated data tables that can be downloaded. The full methodology can be consulted on the website.
A listing from the Eticas Foundation which is indexing algorithms used by search engines and organisations and classifying them by type location and impact. This includes materials by realm of activity e.g. health or policing or by potential impact such as bias or state surveillance. Each entry has a summary discussion of the creation and impact […]
The Microsoft Digital Civility Index (DCI) Microsoft has been measuring online behaviour and has found a worrying increase of bad behaviour and digital incivility over the last 4 years. Their Digital Civility webpage gives information about safer internet campaigns and you can scroll down to get global and country report cards. The data is based […]
A new report from think tank Rand describes the building of the database which has links to useful sources for researchers on detecting spam, codes, credibility scoring, disinformation tracking, verification and education. Also released this week a report from Fullfact.org and Africa Check which includes information resources and an excellent report entitled: Media and information […]
Shocking article on arXiv.org from the at the Annual Meeting for the Association for Computational Linguistics 2019. It reports that the algorithms used by “sophisticated” hate bias checkers are not neutral – they are based on standard American English. Therefore tweets by black Americans are proportionally more likely to be flagged up as abusive than […]