Misinformation Trends in India

Pavithra Chandrasekhar
Pavithra Chandrasekhar
Thesis Faculty
John Roach
Barbara Morris
John Sharp

Misinformation Trends in India is an on-going project of an interactive data visualization tool designed to increase digital media literacy and also accessibility to data around misinformation. This web-based project results from a data investigation on a self-generated database. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques I analyzed the text of spreading misinformation on social networks to identifying the patterns in misinformation.

The patterns revealed in the process act as a topic guide to the Indian audience to help understand veracity of information they are consuming on certain subject matters. The graphical representation of the data analysis combined with the research and interpretation presents the information in an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. Due to the dynamic nature of misinformation the project will be updated quarterly to identify the evolution of these patterns.