This guide links to websites touching on media accuracy, media bias, disinformation, and algorithmic control of information. Also provides links to Pew Research, Ad Fontes Media, as well as fact checking and news literacy websites.
"Many people are familiar with our work through The Social Dilemma, our focus goes beyond the negative effects of social media. We work to expose the drivers behind all extractive technologies steering our thoughts, behaviors, and actions.
We believe that by understanding the root causes of harmful technology, we can work together to build a more humane future." --- CHT
'We live in an era of ambient information. Amidst the daily flood of digital news, memes, opinion, advertising, and propaganda, there is rising concern about how popular platforms, and the algorithms they increasingly employ, may influence our lives, deepen divisions in society, and foment polarization, extremism, and distrust. For the past decade, Project Information Literacy has conducted large-scale studies on how college students interact with information for school, for life, for work, and most recently, for engaging with the news. The latest report from PIL stands at the intersection of these critical information practices and asks: How much do students know about how internet giants such as Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook work, and, in turn, how they work on society? "
"The iSchools represent an international organisation of over 120 universities. A common interest in all aspects of research and teaching about information unites them. The scope is deliberately broad and methodologically agnostic, with a strong reliance on the social and behavioural sciences, as well as computing, artificial intelligence, and linguistics. iSchools topics include data science, human-computer interaction, information organisation and access, bibliometrics, and information integrity. Information scientists share a common perspective on the importance of how intelligent creatures and machines understand the universe."
"The widespread adoption of digital media and information technologies made it exponentially easier and faster to produce, disseminate, and be exposed to false, manipulated, and sometimes hateful content. Still, misinformation is a complex, largely misunderstood phenomenon. The public, the media, and policy makers are in need of reliable, unbiased research on the prevalence, diffusion, and impact of misinformation worldwide." --- HKS
"The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan education nonprofit, is building a national movement to advance the practice of news literacy throughout American society, creating better informed, more engaged and more empowered individuals — and ultimately a stronger democracy. "
"Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a nonprofit research institute that conducts national, ongoing studies on how adults find and use information as they progress through, and beyond, their higher education years and throughout adulthood. We work in small teams on large-scale studies using a collaborative research approach, mixed methods, and samples from across the United States."