Harvard to Shut Down Social Media Misinformation Project

A leaked email Friday confirmed that, after several years of operation, a Harvard University would close a project that tracked so-called social media misinformation, The Hill reported.

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Safety will end its Technology and Social Change Project by the summer of 2024 and fire its lead, Joan M. Donovan.

Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs made the announcement to members of the center’s advisory board one day after news of the decision was provided to The Harvard Crimson.

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