For media activists The Yes Men, hoaxes have emerged as a proven tactic to generate public discourse on social justice issues that are not generally given space and time in mainstream news media.
WhatsApp has become a haven of misinformation in developing countries.
The Brazilian president used WhatsApp and other social media to smear his opponents and sow division in the electorate.
Reality based theatre is one way artists are challenging the lies put out by politicians like U.S. President Donald Trump, who exploits our contemporary insecurities.
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive "manifestations", as they’re called in French. But the "gilets jaunes" didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
New media platforms have changed the way people create, consume and relate the news.
The Melbourne Declaration is now ten years old. It acts as a national guide for education policy, practice and delivery in Australian schools.
We used game theory to show you only need a small amount of fake news to disrupt any group discussion. But we also found a way you can fight back.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
Disinformation in Africa often takes the form of extreme speech inciting violence and spreading racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages.
Despite their derision, media outlets such as the Canary and Breitbart, still source much of their information from the mainstream press.
New research into the economics of attention online casts doubt on the net’s role in fostering public debate, and raises concerns about the future of democracy.
To survive in 19th-century newsrooms, reporters would have to hustle to get by, even if it meant producing fakes, staging events and sharing work with reporters from competing newspapers.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Will we soon no longer be able to discern which videos are real and which are fake?
A psychologist explains what can happen to individuals and societies that lose their grip on the truth.
Teaching media literacy to students can curb the impact of false news, but teachers need more support from their schools and community to do this.
As long as there are no hidden agendas, it is surprisingly simple to reach the right decision when faced with contradictory information.
Truth and trust are in short supply in Western democracies. It's imperative our political leaders end the constant bickering and sideshows and restore public confidence in good governance.
Facebook users may be flagging news as fake just because they disagree with it.