ProPublica’s Electionland: The State of Election Day 2020

One post said the incident “should scare voters,” suggesting local officials can’t be trusted to count the duplicates correctly. That and other examples were collected by Junkipedia, a repository that gathers misinformation online. Electionland from Propublica | November 2020, Caroline Chen, Jack Gillum, Derek Willis, Isaac Arnsdorf, Maryam Jameel, Jessica Huseman and Ryan McCarthy

Why are you “Diss-in’ Me,” or what I know about tracking Disinformation

As part of an effort to flag misinformation, or information that is uninformed and incorrect, and disinformation, information that is intentionally put out to deceive and manipulate an audience, I tracked tweets concerning themes of voter suppression, allegations of fraud, and discrediting absentee ballots. I used boolean searches, entering terms and specific locations where misinformation…

Inside the campaign to ‘pizzagate’ Hunter Biden

The claims have also spread far and wide on Facebook, especially on public pages and groups dedicated to the QAnon-linked SaveTheChildren conspiracy theory movement, according to posts viewed by NBC News, using a list maintained by Junkipedia, an organization that monitors misinformation. NBC News | October 2020, Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny

Media analysts expose ‘problematic’ election-related posts

“As journalists we’ve all dealt with misinformation and disinformation — that’s part of our job,” moderator Pilar Marrero prefaced her opening to discuss what she describes as proliferation “never like we’re seeing today.” Marrero is among National Conference on Citizenship fellows she said are “knee-deep” in a program exploring the very subject. In collaboration with…