New Research Grant to Study Misinformation on COVID-19 and China in South Africa

One of the lead researchers of the Misinformation, Disinformation & False News Research Project, Herman Wasserman (University of Cape Town), has been awarded a Research Grant by South Africa’s National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Funds from this twelve-month project, that will start in April 2020, will go towards researching how misinformation relaterd to COVID-19 and China has been circulating on social media in South Africa. For this, we will be fielding a online survey across South Africa. Some preliminary results of this study should be available towards the end of May. To complement our survey in South Africa, we are also planning to conduct similar work in Kenya and the United States (funded by the University of Houston).

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