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New Publication “Curbing the Spread of Misinformation,” Highlights Work from the Misinformation Solutions Forum

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—December 3, 2018—Following a nationwide call for ideas and a day-long Misinformation Solutions Forum at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., three multidisciplinary teams were named winners of the first Misinformation Solution Prizes in November. Today, project leads Brian Southwell and Vanessa Boudewyns released a publication of the edited essays and work from all participants in the Forum.

Much discussion of misinformation highlights how much inaccurate information is available online or in news media. The Misinformation Solution Forum approached the problem from a new angle by building partnerships focused on addressing the human behaviors and motivations behind information sharing. Following an open call for ideas in March 2018, the six finalists were selected from more than 75 proposals by a panel of expert judges. The three winners were chosen by a combination of judges’ rankings and feedback from participants in the Misinformation Solutions Forum. 

“Curbing the Spread of Misinformation: Insights, Innovations, and Interpretations from the Misinformation Solutions Forum” is now available through RTI Press. Authors developed the essays in this volume based on both original submissions and the iterative collaboration process that ensued during the Forum.