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.
If you want to know where measles is a problem, look for countries with rising populist parties.
You might see a headline from The Onion or The Babylon Bee and, for a split second, think it's true. But many social media users don't get the joke – and share these articles as if they're real.
Using machine learning and natural language processing, researchers are developing an algorithm that can distinguish between real and fake news articles.
New evidence suggests most YouTube videos on climate change deny its existence.
To one scholar of the post-truth era, tuning in to Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday was to hear a duel over the facts. Not what the facts imply – but what the facts are.
An examination of the Twitter activity after the Québec mosque murders reveal that the majority showed sympathy towards the victims, but Russian trolls worked to spread antagonism and fake news.
Human rights activists, legal experts and others fear these laws have the potential to be misused to stifle free speech or unintentionally block legitimate online posts and websites.
We are, as Snyder is urgently reminding us, perilously close to the edge of the fascist cliff
Students -- and indeed all of us -- must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
Facebook’s Mia Garlick on how Australian politicians are using social media.
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Today's Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of 'fake news' and foreign political interference.
People could be asked to prove their identity to continuing posting political content or adverts on Facebook.
The president's blame-the-press rhetoric is, to the news media, calculated to score political points. But are there real problems US journalists need to address in their work? Yes, says one scholar.
In this election, it's not just two parties and candidates that need closer scrutiny – it's the media landscape itself.
With a fake news scandal already marking this election campaign, questions remain about how well our democracy can cope with it.
New regulations have been rolled out to counter the spread of misinformation during the campaign, but these steps will largely be ineffective in the fast-moving social media sphere
Why is it that some 'fake news' gets us remembering things that are not true? It depends on how our memory works, and there are ways we can avoid being duped.
"Fake news" even rears its head in academic spaces.
On the back of the Mueller investigation's apparent exoneration of the POTUS, here's another surprise.