iSchool Capstone

Tracking Online Disinformation on Social Media

Project tags:

data science & visualization

social media

software development

Best in Class Award
Project poster

The advent of social media has led to users unable to distinguish between misleading and real information. To tackle this, we have developed an online disinformation mapping tool that extracts data from Twitter for any user-defined hashtag, classifies it as real or fake, and then visualizes the spread of misinformation for that topic. Our project is aimed to help journalists, political entities, and responsible citizens by raising awareness and promoting informed decision-making.

Project participants:

Subhiksha Mukuntharaj


Prathamesh Mahankal


Malvika Mohan


Meghana Parab