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Monitoring disinformation during the Australian federal election and beyond

Political misinformation is a key concern of Australian voters, who head to the polls on May 18th. CrossCheck Australia is monitoring the Australian federal election by investigating disputed online content during the election and beyond.

The coalition of media and academic collaborators have cast a wide net into social media for a deeper discovery into potential disinformation.

Rather than purely fact-checking political statements or debunking viral falsehoods, CrossCheck Australia promotes accurate, responsible reporting and add context and evidence to misleading and inaccurate content.

CrossCheck Australia is based at the UTS Centre for Media Transition in Sydney, where it developed its Guiding Principles.

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Misinformation circulates about the LNP's history of economic management

Progressive social media users and pages have circulated anti-partisan journal Independent...

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Unsubstantiated reports Fraser Anning candidate Tony Murray and his volunteers were harassed and threatened by Greens supporters

Tony Murray, Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party candidate for Griffith, alleged police were...

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Liberal signs targeted Chinese voters

The image post by Luke Hilakari is an original photo. We have communicated with him via social media...

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Campaign posters of Labor candidate defaced in Melbourne

Campaign posters of Labor candidate Shireen Morris have been defaced in the key Melbourne seat of...

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No Collusion? Act of good faith turns heads

Labor volunteers at a Perth pre-poll centre were accused of colluding after they were photographed...

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Fraser Anning’s Candidate for Lindsay Brandon Lees shared a Facebook video of 2017 of a Muslim protest in London

Election candidate Brandon Lees shared through his Facebook page on May 16, 2019 a video showing a...

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Twitter user claimed Tony Abbott's page liked a news post about the egging of Scott Morrison

A twitter user uploaded an image claiming that Tony Abbott's official twitter profile liked a tweet...

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Frazer Anning makes exaggerated claims regarding Australia being sold out to foreigners, having no freedom of speech and having yearly terrorist attacks

Research shows that claims made by Frazer Anning in a tweet posted on February 28, 2019 are highly...

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The Facebook page "Fair Suck Of The Sav, Mate." incorrectly claimed Bill Shorten's net worth was $61 million

The figure was published on CelebsTrendNow.com which cited Wikipedia and Forbes, however there was...

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Financial scam targeting Australians on Facebook traced to Estonia and Hungary

A cryptocurrency scam continues to regenerate on Facebook, using fabricated mainstream news logos...

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