Information on social media can be misleading because of biases in three places – the brain, society and algorithms. Scholars are developing ways to identify and display the effects of these biases.
During the war, few Americans actually saw the 'Rosie the Riveter' poster that's become a cultural icon.
As part of the Grenoble École de Management’s 2018 Geopolitics Festival, four scholars explored the art of debate -- an antidote for toxic conversations in the fake-news era.
The reclusive country’s media is tightly controlled and choreographed. But a close look at the tone and focus of the coverage can shed light on the regime’s priorities and resolve.
By 2022, people in developed countries may see more fake news than accurate information. Artificial intelligence may be to blame – but could also help people sort out the truth from lies.
Knowledge of our selves, quantified in big data and transformed into affective algorithms, is exploited by corporations and political parties to give us our 15 minutes of fame.
My expert evidence to parliament shows how Cambridge Analytica and SCL secretly pushed their supposed notoriety in the dark arts in brazen ways.
The Europeans have something to teach the US about protecting citizens subject to Russian internet propaganda. Their effort isn't just a different form of propaganda. It's more like fact-checking.
As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there's an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.
It will take a concerted effort of stakeholders working together to combat disinformation says new EU report.
Decades ago, the CIA created a secret department dedicated to spreading anti-communist propaganda around the globe. A scholar explains how it is comparable to Russian meddling through social media.
Researchers have developed a game to 'vaccinate' people against fake news – by showing them how to become a fake news mogul.
Kim Jong-un's favourite act won hearts and minds when they performed on day one of the Winter Olympics.
Multichoice's dominant power over South Africa's public sphere suggests that dropping ANN7 may send a bad signal for media freedom and democratic debate.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
A new national security communications unit has echoes of the past, when the government tried to weaponise information, with mixed results.
Divided by military force for decades, many Cypriots have lost their zeal for unification – but more than a few are still hopeful.
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Social media companies arose from libertarian, free-market origins but must embrace social benefits and democracy to survive.