The Observatory on Social Media is a research center of Indiana University Research at Indiana University, Bloomington. It is a joint project of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and The Media School at Indiana University.

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In addition to IU funding, OSoMe is supported by a generous grant by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight Research Network.

We acknowledge additional support of various Observatory projects through past and current grants from the following funders:

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the Social Science Research Council's Mercury Project, to support research on unfollowing low-credibility information sources (with University of Maryland, Dartmouth College, and the Tel Aviv University)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation for a Sinergia award to support CAll for Regulation Support In Social MediA (CARISMA, with University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, University of Zurich, and USC)
  • Volkswagen Foundation through the 3B Bots Building Bridges program to support social bot research (with University of Bielefeld)
  • The Commission on Information Disorder, a division of the Aspen Institute, to support research on identifying superspreaders of misinformation
  • Vaccine Confidence Fund, a division of Global Impact, to support research on vaccine (mis)information and hesitancy (with UMN, Reality Team, and New Georgia Project)
  • Open Technology Fund to support feature development of OSoMe tools
  • DARPA for an Influence Campaign Awareness and Sensemaking award to support Universal Population Segmentation and Characterization Algorithms for OnLine Environments (UPSCALE, with USC)
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support development of OSoMe tools
  • NSF for a SaTC award to support an Early-Stage Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Advances in Socio-Algorithmic Information Diversity (with USF and Dartmouth)
  • Democracy Fund to support Hoaxy and Computational Fact-Checking
  • DARPA for a SocialSim award to support Cognitive Online Simulation of Information Network Environments (COSINE, with USC and NDU)
  • Yahoo! for a Faculty Research and Engagement Award to support research on virality prediction
  • James S. McDonnell Foundation for a complex systems grant on Contagion of Ideas in Online Social Networks
  • NSF for an ICES award to study Meme Diffusion Through Mass Social Media
  • DARPA for a SMISC award to support Detecting Early Signatures of Persuasion in Information Cascades (DESPIC, with UMich)
  • Lilly Endowment for a Data to Insight Center Research Grant on An interoperable framework for real-time management and analysis of massive social media data streams

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