Why We Invested
The Technology and Social Change Research Project (TaSC), led by Dr. Donovan at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, aims to understand how media manipulation is a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society. The project conducts research, develops tools, and facilitates workshops for journalists, policy makers, technologists, and civil society organizations on how to detect, document, and debunk media manipulation campaigns. The project is currently creating an online research platform called the Global Media Manipulation Case Book (GMMCB), which will include 100 case studies to advance our shared knowledge of how misinformation travels across the web and platforms.
This research project will provide a lens into how mis/disinformation could impact the 2020 US democratic processes.