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.
Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.
When different sides in a violent political crisis become ever more entrenched, democracy quickly starts to wither.
The re-election of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen contributes to the growing global democratic crisis. Here's why.
One of the World Bank's mandates is to prepare for the physical and human capital reconstructions of post-conflict Syria. But an image reconstruction of Syrians and of Syrian refugees is also needed
Experts wonder why Donald Trump remains so popular despite his eyebrow-raising statements. The answer may lie in the way he tells stories.
Comrade Cheetolino, Mango Mussolini, Agent Orange ... just a few of Trump's fake tan induced nicknames.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
‘Fake news’ is a meaningless term that is used for anti-democratic propaganda. We should all stop using it.
Social media abhors informational vacuums and speed eclipses accuracy. That allows pseudo-experts, agitators and even liars to circulate rumours and poisonous information when big news breaks.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
The ideals of liberal democracies are under threat – and not just in the US and Russia.
The undercover comic has been criticised for tricking public figures into saying stupid things – but that doesn't mean they didn't want to say them.
Are Americans ready for a new media model? A new survey indicates that, surprisingly, those who are more willing to pay for news include women and the young.
Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.