Misinformation campaigns characteristics

The goal of this project is to develop a software supporting researchers to investigate the content of disinformation campaigns worldwide. Using original misinformation data that the International Fact-Checking Network collects from across the globe, the aim of the software is to extract fact- and emotion-based text content, as well as facial expressions and body posture from the data posts. Ultimately, the developed software will help researchers map out the relationship between what is being shown in images and the accompanying text, thereby facilitating research on worldwide disinformation campaigns and their impact in the political sciences.

The SSC aids in the software development with three person/months. See the project repository on GitHub.

This research is carried out by Dr. Delia Dumitrescu, Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University.