William Dance is a Senior Research Associate and UKRI PhD candidate at Lancaster University researching manipulation and deception in online spaces. His research uses corpus linguistic approaches to study the replication and reception of online disinformation (fake news) on social media. It focuses on how people share misinformation and disinformation online to legitimise their views and how people use fake news to convince others to align with their own ideologies.
Senior research associate, Lancaster University
Associate lecturer in linguistics, Lancaster University
Lancaster University, MA in Language and Linguistics
The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol), BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics
Grants and Contracts
Small Research Grant
ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)