The Information Disorder Lab (IDLab) is designed to identify, track, and analyze the spread of mis- and disinformation on the Internet. We share non-partisan, evidence-based research with U.S. newsrooms, internet platforms, academics and other stakeholders. We offer briefings, reports, and webinars for registered users. We also publish a weekly newsletter and in-depth research about information disorder issues and trends.
The IDLab grows out of a core mission of the Shorenstein Center: to explore the intersection and impact of media, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The IDLab is funded by U.S. foundations: Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.
The Shorenstein Center, led by Director Nicco Mele, was founded in 1986 to examine the intersection of media and politics. The Shorenstein Center is one of a dozen research centers at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, a graduate and professional school that brings together students, scholars and practitioners who combine thought and action to make the world a better place.