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.
It will take a concerted effort of stakeholders working together to combat disinformation says new EU report.
There are a lot of misconceptions about how social media is changing society. Here are some of the most important.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it's not the case.
What was really behind the Corbyn spy smear.
Researchers have developed a game to 'vaccinate' people against fake news – by showing them how to become a fake news mogul.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
Yes, votes are cast based on many factors. But a new survey and analysis suggests that belief in fake news could have been decisive during the 2016 election.
As politicians grapple with the fall-out from social media missteps, the public turns back to traditional media for trustworthy news.
The Shed at Dulwich reached TripAdvisor's No. 1 spot for restaurants in London before it was revealed to be a hoax. The stunt showed how easily we are fooled. The lesson learned? Trust no one.
The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
Critical thinking is of paramount importance, especially as it applies to research on the internet -- and to our energy future. Educators have a duty to ensure students avoid fake news on energy.
A new national security communications unit has echoes of the past, when the government tried to weaponise information, with mixed results.
The first amendment protecting press freedom is under unprecedented threat in the Trump era.
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
In the age of 'fake news' it's more important than ever to make sure that what's being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Social media companies arose from libertarian, free-market origins but must embrace social benefits and democracy to survive.
Sociologists know what conditions make it more likely a mass delusion will take hold and spread through a group – whether adherence to a fashion fad or belief in a doomsday cult.