Misinformation during social movements
Misinformation can be super damaging, and because of the nature of social media it tends to go crazy.
But it’s particularly damaging during social movements, like the current protests in Iran and previous protests in Iraq.
Balsam Mustafa – Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in the UK – joined Tuesday Daily’s host Jessie Kay last week to discuss the importance of not contributing to misinformation during protests and social movements.
If you’re interested, here’s some Twitter accounts Balsam recommends you follow for responsible and accurate posts about the protests in Iran: