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.
A researcher discovered that many US students cite alt-right websites in their research papers. Should teachers discuss the websites to help students tell fact from fiction?
France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
Whatever the reason for faking Arkady Babchenko's death, this episode will not make journalists any safer.
Journalism needs to rebuild public trust, but it won't be easy.
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.
Many are wondering what Facebook, Twitter and even the government can do to stop the spread of fake news. Behavioral science has an answer: the Pro-Truth Pledge.
The bullshitter may do even more damage than the liar in politics.
Simulation models show just how effectively fake news and propaganda can shift opinions.
The internet may provide the forum, but radicalisation remains a social process.
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.
Fake news is not new, but it is inevitable and inescapable - which is why we need uncomfortable, critical and truthful journalism to prevail.
After facing the US Congress the Facebook chief will have learned the easy part is over. From now on things will be tougher.
It’s time to (do more than) talk about knowledge. Universities must take leadership in helping develop students capacity to recognise different kinds of knowledge and work flexibly.
The fake news label has been used by politicians to discredit unfavourable media stories. But even assuming good intentions, new laws are incapable of tackling the menace.
Cognitive psychologists know the way our minds work means we not only don't notice errors and misinformation we know are wrong, we also then remember them as true.
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.
Facebook's users have wildly different expectations about privacy and security. What may look like inadequate oversight in some places may be considered an overreach in others.
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.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.