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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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