How much do these Mumbai commuters trust what they’re seeing online?
Three trends suggest people in less developed nations – who are coming online in greater numbers – use and trust the internet very differently those in more developed economies.
People who share potential misinformation on Twitter (in purple) rarely get to see corrections or fact-checking (in orange).
Shao et al.
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.
Many people are turned away by abusive language on online news sites but new research reveals that only 15 per cent of comments are “nasty.”
Are online trolls as bad as we think? New research reveals that most online news comments contribute positively to the conversation.
Under fire: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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A scholar of digital trust evaluates Facebook's current efforts and proposes some improvements the company could make.
Still on top.
Even as the news market transforms, BBC News is still the dominant force. Why?
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What's behind Facebook's decision to cut down on news content in people's newsfeeds?
Media education opportunities should be more frequently available in schools to ensure young Australians meaningfully engage with news media.
A new survey reveals that while most young Australians get news from online sources, they lack the skills to distinguish fake news.
The BBC is the most popular source of online news in the UK.
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The latest research shows that polarisation of audiences varies widely even in countries with a similar access to new technology.
It's election time and all the political parties are locked in a social media battle. But does it help inform political debate or just cause even more confusion?
Don’t panic: An international survey finds concerns about fake news are overblown.
Concerns over filter bubbles and fake news are often based on anecdotal evidence. There is relatively little systematic research on the topic; a new survey finds widespread fears are unwarranted.
Think spell check with community input.
Meet Bench Girl (you’ll have seen her before).
How the news media distorts the reality of alcohol – new findings.
Sharing election hashtags: Dots are Twitter accounts; lines show retweeting; larger dots are retweeted more. Red dots are likely bots; blue ones are likely humans.
If people can be conned into jeopardizing our children's lives, as they do when they opt out of immunizations, could they also be conned out of democracy?
Nick Denton's controversial online site offended too many powerful people.
A world of deceit.
Fibbers beware: experts have developed a new digital lie detector.
Same news, different medium?
Social networking, smartphones, ad blockers, oh my. A global survey of 50,000 news consumers assessed the ways we get our news in 2016.
Under a new direction, the BBC can be an engine of growth for the competition, not just a rival.
Dreaming of a digital-only future.
Announcements of the death of print are no longer premature.
Turn that thumb upside down.
At long last, Facebook looks on the verge of releasing an alternative to the ubiquitous 'Like' button. After years of users clamoring for one, here's why the time might be right.
Jonah Peretti of Buzzfeed at the TechCrunch conference Disrupt NY 2013.
The 2015 Reuters institute digital news report has just been published. It contains, according to Matthew Ingram in Fortune magazine, mostly bad news for traditional, mainstream media – confirming what…