The Business of Misinformation

A CMDS project mapping the individuals and companies that own misinformation websites and their links to institutions, parties and other individuals.

Building on the vast literature aimed at defining “fake news”, particularly the work done by First Draft, the Business of Misinformation project canvasses websites that systematically and methodically create and target false information to persuade audiences to adopt ideas and ways of thinking embraced by their original promoters or their sponsors, be those political, social, economic, health-related or else.

Countries covered by research are:

Download the published research on the project website.