When new technology coincides with political instability and conflict, disinformation thrives.
Alternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological.
Exploring the role and limits of photography is a task that appears all the more relevant in the era of fake news.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era - which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident - is folly.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
We build in extra checks and balances, including blind peer review by a second academic expert, additional scrutiny and editorial oversight.
We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
It's not alternative facts we need to worry about, it's the fact that moguls still dominate the media, both old and new.
The planting of messages and countering narratives in the media is not new. It's part and parcel of contemporary politics especially during elections. The internet simply makes an old problem worse.
It's vital that the problems at the South African Broadcasting Corporation be fixed in the public interest and for democracy, given its wide media reach in the country.
The reporting of crackpot theories as news by mainstream news outlets only damages the credibility of the media and science, and undermines public trust in both.
There's never been greater need for the study of what we don't know, and why we're not supposed to know it.
For all the chatter about the Kremlin's supposed preference for Trump over Clinton, its strategy is far from clear.
As a second independence referendum beckons, a counterweight to the unionist-leaning press is hugely important to the Yes side.
Was a forged document responsible for the defeat of Mark Antony and the rise of Rome's first emperor?
Unrestricted access to information is vital to a vibrant democracy.But if this information is inaccurate, biased or falsified, the fundamental freedom of informed choice is denied.
The issues of accessibility, communication and connection are especially relevant when it comes to understanding why so many people vent their spleen on social media.
When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google's results don't always promote the truth.