DRG Learning CoP: What works to counter misinformation?

October 27, 2023

Fri | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM EST

This session will focus on sharing findings and insights on the DRG Bureau's research on a learning question focused on how to program to counter misinformation. 

The Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance’s (DRG) 2021-2023 Learning Agenda has five learning questions, including a question on misinformation: What factors and dynamics foster – and build resilience to – the proliferation of disinformation, misinformation, and/or malinformation? More on the DRG Learning Agenda can be found here. 

We commissioned research to conduct an extensive literature review and synthesized evidence from 176 interventions in 155 unique studies conducted in both the Global North and the Global South. 

This evidence review focuses on the factors that contribute to the spread of misinformation and how to build resilience against it including looking at common interventions (such as inoculation, see an example game on the right). While there is extensive research on misinformation in the Global North, the literature on the Global South is still in its early stages. The interventions were categorized into four main groups: informational, educational, socio-psychological, and institutional. Check out the full report and infographic