Online Misinformation Harm
Last updated: January 26, 2024
The online misinformation harm questionnaire, available for download below is meant to help you or your organization make assessments of the potential or relevant urgency of a specific piece of content according to certain dimensions of magnitude. Here are some guidelines and notes:
  • Once familiarity is gained, the questionnaire should take less than 10 minutes to complete. If a quicker assessment is needed, focus first on answering the “Key Questions” highlighted in within each section
  • Answer by marking a “1” under either Y (Yes), N (No), or NA (Not Applicable/Don’t Know).
  • Feel free to answer “Not applicable/Don’t Know” for a question if, after reflection, you cannot say.
  • “Not applicable/Don’t Know” answers can be subtracted from "Total Yes” answers to gain a relative magnitude of urgency across different pieces of content. But in the end, it’s up to you and your organization to determine how to best weigh the answers.
For details on the development of this questionnaire, please refer to  Analysis Framework: Online Misinformation Harm page.

Google Doc and PDF versions of the questionnaire can be copied or downloaded below: