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 was being spread. I focused on Texas, Michigan, and Georgia. Once I found what appeared to me as disinformation, I would investigate the claim, any media attached to it, and then file the content using the website junkipedia.org: a holding pen for the fake stuff.

Medium | November 2020, Abē Ross Levine

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