In this episode, we talk with Dr. Mona Krewel about her research looking into misinformation and disinformation shared by political parties in New Zealand’s 2020 and 2023 elections,  the meaning of mis and disinformation in her research, and how we are all responsible for slowing its spread.

If after listening to Mona you are interested in learning more, here is some of her research:

Five weeks, 4,000 Facebook posts: Social Media Campaigning in the 2023 election. https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/news/2023/11/five-weeks-4-000-facebook-posts-social-media-campaigning-in-the-2023-election

Big Little lies? Disinformation in the 2023 election campaign. https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/news/2023/10/big-little-lies-disinformation-in-the-2023-election-campaign

Who’s going negative? Social Media Campaigning in the 2023 Election. https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/news/2023/10/negative-campaiging-in-the-2023-new-zealand-election

Facts and Fiction in the 2023 New Zealand Election. https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/news/2023/09/facts-and-fiction-in-the-2023-new-zealand-election-campaign

Fake news didn’t play a big role in NZ’s 2023 election – but there was a rise in small lies, in: The Conversation, November 14, retrieved from:  https://theconversation.com/fake-news-didnt-play-a-big-role-in-nzs-2023-election-but-there-was-a-rise-in-small-lies-216338