Misinformation

This story originally appeared in UF News on Feb. 12, 2024. As the 2024 election season ramps up, voters are looking for reliable information about candidates to help them decide who to support on election day. Unfortunately, that reliability is threatened by a wave of disinformation that is bolstered by…

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Posted: February 20, 2024

NOTE: This is a limited submission and UF can only submit one application. Sponsor: Department of State, U.S. Embassy Maseru, Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Maseru PAS Annual Program Statement Key words: Lesotho, misinformation, media Link to RFP: https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/352348 Internal deadline: 03/12/2024 submit project summary, budget, justification,…

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Posted: February 16, 2024

Sponsor: Department of State Consulate General of the United States in Lahore, Pakistan Funding Opportunity Title: Combating Misinformation in the Digital Media Era Key words: Pakistan, Misinformation, journalism, training Link to RFP: https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/352233 Deadline: 04/08/2024 Funding available: Awards may range from a minimum of $35,000 to a maximum of $50,000.…

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Posted: February 16, 2024

NOTE: This is a limited submission and UF can only submit one application. Agency: Department of State Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Amman PAS Annual Program Statement Key words: Jordan, misinformation, disinformation, climate, diversity and inclusion, media literacy, student exchange Link to RFA: https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351223 Internal deadline: 02/19/2024- submit project summary,…

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Posted: February 2, 2024

NOTE: This is a limited submission and UF can only submit one application. Sponsor: Department of State, US Embassy to the United Kingdom Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom Annual Program Statement Key words: U.K., disinformation, misinformation, democracy, climate change Link to RFP:  https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=351874 Internal deadline: 02/12/2024-…

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Posted: January 29, 2024

Sponsor: Department of State Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Ottawa APS Annual Program Statement Key words: Canada, misinformation, disinformation, climate crisis, STEAM Link to RFP:  https://ca.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/FY24-US-Embassy-and-Consulates-APS_v2-1-deadline-FINAL.pdf Deadline: 09/30/2024 Funding available: Awards may range from a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $250,000. Period of performance: 24 months or less…

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Posted: January 29, 2024

Sponsor: Department of State Funding Opportunity Title: The Public Diplomacy Section (PD) of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg Bolstering Security and Defense Key words: Luxembourg, disinformation, misinformation, media literacy Link to RFP:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=351773 Deadline: Statement of Interest deadline is 4/11/23. Successful candidates will be notified by 03/03/24 if they are…

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Posted: January 23, 2024

This article by Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications assistant professor, originally appeared in the Dec. 7 issue of InContext, a publication by Digital Content Next. People are increasingly opting out of the news. According to the Digital News Report 2023 from Oxford University’s Reuters Institute, 36% of…

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Posted: December 21, 2023

A new study has found that political fandom moderates the effects of partisanship on biased information seeking and sharing. The findings by Won-Ki Moon, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, and Soobyn Lee from Incheon National University in Korea are featured in “Who Seeks and…

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Posted: November 21, 2023

The problem of misinformation or disinformation being disseminated on social media has been well established and documented. But a new study suggests that users actually find factual posts more engaging than posts with misinformation. While there is a slight difference between misinformation and disinformation content, the authors show that factual…

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Posted: October 5, 2023

A new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) and crowdsourcing labels can minimize biased perspectives in fact-checking processes. The findings by Won-Ki Moon, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, and Northeastern University Journalism Assistant Professor Muojong Chung were featured in “AI as an Apolitical…

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Posted: September 18, 2023

Sponsor: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Funding Opportunity Title: Threats to Democracy Key words: Democracy, Misinformation, Mass media, journalism, documentary film Link to RFP:  https://pulitzercenter.org/grants-fellowships/opportunities-journalists/threats-democracy-us Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Funding available: We do not have a budget range. We will consider projects of any scope and size, and…

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Posted: September 10, 2023