Misinformation


NOTE: This is a limited submission and UF can only submit one application Sponsor: Department of State, ES Embassy Dhaka Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Dhaka PDS Annual Program Statement Key words: Bangladesh, disinformation, misinformation, media literacy Link to RFP:  https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344669 Internal deadline: 01/13/2023 – submit project summary, budget, justification,…

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Posted: December 2, 2022

Sponsor: US Department of State U.S. MISSION NEW ZEALAND, PUBLIC DIPLOMACY SECTION Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Mission New Zealand PDS Annual Program Statement Key words: New Zealand, misinformation, climate change Link to RFP:  https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344221 Deadline: 8/23, with applications reviewed on a quarterly basis beginning November 2022 Funding available: Minimum of…

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Posted: November 7, 2022

Sponsor: US Department of State US Embassy Zimbabwe Funding Opportunity Title: Promoting Democratic Principles in Zimbabwe Key words: Zimbabwe, misinformation, freedom of press Link to RFP:  https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344319 Deadline: 1/31/23 Funding available: $25,000 to $50,000 for each award with indirect cost allowed. Total of $75,000 available Period of performance: 6-18 months…

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Posted: November 7, 2022

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Opportunity Title: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities Key words: Technology, society, culture, climate change, misinformation, racial justice, data privacy and the ethics of algorithms Link to RFP: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Dangers%20and%20Opportunities%20of%20Technology%20NOFO%202023%2020230202-DOI-DOC.pdf Deadline: 02/02/23 Funding available: $75,000 for projects led by a single researcher…

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Posted: October 21, 2022

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor and professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, is the co-author of “How to Talk to Patients About the COVID Vaccine” published on medpagetoday.com on July 30. Bylund, Lindsay Thompson…

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Posted: July 30, 2021

One third of the most popular cancer treatment articles on social media contain misinformation. Further, the vast majority of that misinformation has the potential to harm cancer patients by supporting approaches that could negatively impact the quality of their treatment and chances for survival. Those are the findings from a…

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Posted: July 30, 2021

Despite more than 450,000 deaths from COVID-19 so far in the U.S., nearly a third of Americans say they definitely or probably will not get the vaccine, according to a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs survey. If those numbers hold, it will be well short of the number…

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Posted: February 14, 2021

CJC Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jieun Shin was interviewed on Nov. 10, 2020 about her research on algorithms, AI and the spread of misinformation. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. Much of your recent research has focused on algorithms and the spread of misinformation. How did you…

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Posted: January 10, 2021

Many technology companies like Amazon and Facebook use algorithms to determine what content should be presented to users based on their previous behavior and preferences.  Search algorithms are also a key determinant of what information is presented. Platform search results are one of the main ways people retrieve and believe…

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Posted: August 5, 2020

Instagram continues to be one of the fastest growing social networks and currently has more than one billion users. While Instagram has not been a focus of investigations into misinformation, it has not been immune to bad actors. And the nature of the Instagram platform, for example the inability to…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Juliana Fernandes has won an $83,000 UF 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition award to explore how to detect and address influence tactics in online propaganda. The proposal by Fernandes and Wertheim College of Engineering Associate Professor Daniela Oliveira…

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Posted: June 30, 2020