The organisation Sense about Science advocates for openness and honesty about research, and ensures the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public debates and policymaking.
Sparks fly: workers produce steel at a small plant in Shenyang, northeast China.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
Counting the cost.
The figures don't really add up.
We build in extra checks and balances, including blind peer review by a second academic expert, additional scrutiny and editorial oversight.
Divided we fall.
We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
Lying means you’re actually concerned about the truth.
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Inflating his own grand persona is Trump's sole goal, and he doesn't care whether or not you believe him.
The Conversation published 29 FactChecks over the eight week federal election campaign.
Bald-faced lies are fairly rare in Australian politics but, in 2016, weasel-words and cherry-picking were common. Politicians and public figures are experts at disguising opinion and ideology as fact.
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If the site is increasingly where people are getting their news, what could the company do without taking up the mantle of being a final arbiter of truth?
Facebook has received a lot of scrutiny since the presidential election.
Even if fake articles could be curbed and filtered news modified, there's something built into Facebook's anatomy that foments partisan rage.
What the Treasury says.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fields questions from reporters in Dover, New Hampshire.
A partisan media landscape has made it almost impossible for journalists to avoid charges of bias when calling out a candidate's dishonesty.
Is it possible to combat disinformation spread by Donald Trump?
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Donald Trump has been known to spread misinformation. This gives us a great opportunity to hone our critical thinking skills.
Tertiary education is of both private and significant public benefit.
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I’ve always argued that tertiary education is a private benefit, I’m happy for taxpayer funding of primary and secondary education but tertiary education results in a higher salary. - Senator David Leyonhjelm…
To find out if the carbon price worked, you have to look at the electricity sector.
Emissions fell by six times the rate in the five years before the carbon tax than they did under the carbon tax. – Environment minister Greg Hunt, The Guardian, January 17, 2015. Australia’s total greenhouse…