You don’t have to be a data nerd to love this research – but it helps! Dr Timothy Graham, a Senior Lecturer at QUT, has been working on some fascinating research about how information – and misinformation – spreads. Articles cover the 2019 Australian federal election, Australia’s recent bushfires, and the spread of misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Our takeaways – reputation and trust matter more than ever in times of high anxiety. Identifying authentic sources of information becomes critically important, and maintaining records essential.