Migrants have different information experiences across migration stages. Barriers to information access (e.g., language, bureaucratic, etc.) may push migrants to consult their digital social networks or digital media that transcends geographic boundaries. The use of transnational sources may make migrants more susceptible to misinformation due to bias, which may in turn impact their quality of life in their new countries. Conversely, literature has shown that the power of comparison across these digital ecologies may mitigate against the impacts of misinformation. By understanding how migrants drawing on transnational sources experience misinformation, we will be able to better support them across settlement stages. This research-in-progress article will examine the literature on migrants’ information experiences and use of transnational sources. It will then identify gaps in our knowledge about the impact of the use of transnational sources on misinformation experiences. Finally, it will lay out agenda for future research.
Bahl, Rashika; Chang, Shanton; Mckay, Dana; and Buchanan, George, "Transnational Misinformation Experiences Amongst Migrants" (2022). ACIS 2022 Proceedings. 62.