Battle for Your Brain

How the Internet is Supercharging Misinformation - and How to Stop It

Battle for Your Brain was created by Mary Ann Badavi for her MFA Design and Technology thesis work at Parsons School of Design. You can find more of her work at

This project would not have been possible without the dozens of researchers and journalists who have done incredible work to highlight misinformation on social media and expose online extremist networks. I learned an incalculable amount from the work of Joan Donovan, Rebecca Lewis, Mark Ledwich, Sam Clark, and Emily Gorcenski; reporting from NBC News, Buzzfeed, Nieman Lab, The New York Times, Wired, and The Markup; and research from the Stanford Internet Observatory, Harvard Kennedy School's Misinformation Review, and New York University's Ad Observatory.