Research articles


Morosoli, S., Van Aelst, P., Humprecht, E., Staender, A., Esser, F. (2022). Identifying the Drivers Behind the Dissemination of Online Misinformation: A Study on Political Attitudes and Individual Characteristics in the Context of Engaging with Misinformation on Social Media. American Behavioral Scientist

Morosoli, S., Van Aelst, P., & Van Erkel, P. (2022). To convince, to provoke or to entertain? A study on individual motivations behind engaging with conspiracy theories online. Convergence, 28(4), 1030-1059.

Staender, A., & Humprecht, E. (2022). Content Analysis in the Research Field of Disinformation. In Standardisierte Inhaltsanalyse in der Kommunikationswissenschaft–Standardized Content Analysis in Communication Research: Ein Handbuch-A Handbook (pp. 339-348). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.


Humprecht, E., Esser, F., Van Aelst, P., Staender, A., & Morosoli, S. (2021). The sharing of disinformation in cross-national comparison: analyzing patterns of resilience. Information, Communication & Society, 1-21.

Staender, A., Humprecht, E., Esser, F., Morosoli, S., & Van Aelst, P. (2021). Is Sensationalist Disinformation More Effective? Three Facilitating Factors at the National, Individual, and Situational Level. Digital Journalism, 1-21.


Humprecht, E., Esser, F., & Van Aelst, P. (2020). Resilience to Online Disinformation: A Framework for Cross-National Comparative Research. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 25(3), 493-516.


Humprecht, E. (2019). How Do They Debunk “Fake News”? A Cross-National Comparison of Transparency in Fact Checks. Digital Journalism, 1-18.

Humprecht, E. (2019). Where ‘fake news’ flourishes: a comparison across four Western democracies. Information, Communication & Society, 22(13), 1973-1988.