Tracking Online Disinformation on Social Media
data science & visualization
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.