If we are to respond to information needs as they emerge, and understand whether they are causing harm, we need a way to monitor them.
First Draft spent recent months building a dashboard to monitor data voids in partnership with the University of Sheffield, looking to find a way to identify where the demand for credible information far outstrips the supply. The results of that research will be published soon, but more urgent is fully understanding the threat these data voids pose to our recovery from the pandemic.
Report: “People are Using Facebook and Instagram as Search Engines. During a Pandemic, That’s Dangerous.”
Filed by August 10, 2020on