Research Program

Purposes of the Research Program

Mapping Italian News Research Program of the University of Urbino Carlo Bo to study the strategies, tactics, and goals of information operations aimed at manipulating the Italian public opinion by exploiting the vulnerabilities of the contemporary media ecosystem.

Established in 2018 to study the Italian general election, the program hosted a number of projects that led to developing original studies, public reports, new methods, maps, and tools employed to study the activity of Italian nefarious social media actors aimed at amplifying the reach and impact of problematic information by coordinating their efforts.


Supported [in part] by Open Society Institute in collaboration with con l'Information Program di Open Society Foundations, Social Science Research Council, Media Ecosystems Analysis Group in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR).