It is time to invite researchers to theCoronaVirusFacts Alliance。
Today, the International Fact-Checking Network and the 88 fact-checking organizations that have been working together since January to fight mis/disinformation about COVID-19 call for research proposals on theCoronaVirusFacts Alliance database。
IFCN now invites academics to take a deep dive into a database that has gathered more than 5,300 debunked hoaxes about the new coronavirus — pieces of content that have been debunked in 74 countries and in 43 different languages.
All the information about the call is available below.
CoronaVirusFacts Alliance — Call for research proposals
自1月24日以来，由国际事实支票网络协调，来自74个国家的100多名事实验询人员一直在最大的合作事实检查努力中共同努力：the CoronaVirusFacts / DatosCoronaVirus Alliance。
3月19日，联盟发表了它database of fact-checked content,发现了超过800个谎言the spreading pandemic. Today, the CoronaVirusFacts database offers more than 5,000 fact checks that have been published by 88 organizations in 44 different languages. It is the most comprehensive and active database about COVID-19 mis/disinformation.
Coronavirusfacts联盟的下一步是更充分地挖掘学者和研究人员的专业知识和工作。事实 - 检查员了解联盟的数据库收集许多深入的故事，可以更好地了解“infodem”。通过共同努力，事实 - 卫队和学术研究人员将扩大关于Covid-19的知识库，进一步提升抗击健康/禁令的斗争。有限的，可搜索的数据库版本可用页。将仅提供对完整数据集的访问，仅提供给审计的研究人员，以防止由事实检查器创建的数据集进行货币化和开发。
See这里(.pdf) for a detailed description of what the dataset includes.
国际事实检查网络is accepting proposals from academics and researchers. Possible topics to be addressed include but are not limited to:
- 在不同媒体平台和不同的国家或语言环境中调查索赔和MIS / DISINATION的差异。
- 探索Covid-19周围MIS / DISINATION的主题，样式，图像或其他特征。
- 调查演员（个人和群体）的特点和行为，浮出水面和帮助蔓延的Covid-19 Hoaxes。
- Finding ways to measure the impact of the fact-checking activity when addressing certain hoaxes.
- Analyzing the limitations and challenges that fact-checkers have faced to tackle mis/disinformation during the COVID-19 outbreak. Surfacing questions and areas of improvement for fact-checkers in future collaborative efforts.
What to expect:
国际事实检查网络will provide all the accepted proposals with access to the data accumulated by the CoronavirusFacts Alliance.
A limited number of the accepted proposals – those that can clearly demonstrate the need for funding – could be awarded up to $10,000 to conduct the study. To request this support, researchers should demonstrate that their work will have an imminent impact on the fact-checking community and that the IFCN’s funding is crucial for their work. The funding opportunity is made available from WhatsApp’s支持到ifcn。
Please fill out the following form if you think you qualify for this funding.
- A short introduction with knowledge gaps and research question(s).
- Notes on methodology, including other data that will be analyzed.
Terms and conditions
- The dataset provided by the International Fact-Checking Network has been built by the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance and should not be shared externally.
- Accepted proposals will receive support in accessing and correctly interpreting the database as well as other open-source datasets (e.g. Google Fact Check explorer API).
- Researchers will be able to reach out to fact-checkers to conduct interviews.
- Researchers who are granted access to the database should be prepared to present their proposal at the online Global Fact Summit that will take place on 23-27 June 2020.
Information about submitting:
All proposals will be assessed by a group of researchers affiliated with the Digital Journalism Research Group at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), which the IFCN is cooperating with. The group includes:
- Steen Steensen, professor, OsloMet.
- Bente Kalsnes, associate professor, Kristiania University College.