Even established political parties are using a host of tricks to manipulate the news.
Economic forecasts are flawed but they should not be blindly dismissed as fake facts.
Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?
The effective teaching of news literacy needs to go beyond simple fact-checking, a journalism professor argues.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
We fall sway to fake news because it grabs our attention through outlandish claims, suggests false memories and contains appeals to our emotions that align with our politics.
It's a slippery slope from satire to dangerous deepfakes.
Trump's attempt to co-opt Ukraine's precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
Research suggests that people still depend on the mainstream media for their news. It's more important than ever that journalists earn that trust.
Studying Twitter in advance of the federal election has shown that the hashtag #FakeNews is being used to discredit Canadian mainstream media and create echo chambers.
The world faces a collision between facts and alternative facts – so how do experts get their message heard over the din of fake news?
Research shows that hiding the popularity of posts can change what people consume, and even improve the overall quality of content.
The UK's public broadcaster is struggling to maintain its values in a news environment being remade by digital technology.
A new study reveals that politicians are only too happy to use the term 'fake news' against the media – to the great detriment of journalism and public debate.
Every day, new "alternative facts" are peddled in the public realm. But misinformation is not solely a modern problem - its origins are as old as humanity.
Sometimes it feels like everybody on social media is fighting about what's "right" and what's "wrong". Well, figuring out why we all have such unique opinions is now helping experts tackle fake news.
Fake videos pose a risk to democratic representation, participation, and discussion. Canadians need to be mindful of their existence as we head towards the federal election.
Claims that tweets on the Canadian election are the work of bot accounts, without empirical evidence or verification, need to be taken with a grain of salt.