As Solzhenitsyn saw it, simple truths are always a threat to totalitarianism.
Facebook has a new, depressingly incompetent strategy for tackling fake news.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
Fake news has been used in the past to feed into people's fears and prejudices. A particularly poignant story from 1913 relates to the wrongful conviction of an innocent man named Leo Frank.
The growth of new, vibrant, independent media sites and projects in South Africa have challenged conceptions of what a newsroom is. On limited budgets, some even fare better than mainstream media.
Algorithms can't sort out the truth from the dross. People must become more social media savvy.
Theodor Fontane was a German newspaper's England correspondent – who reported 'from' London without leaving his Berlin desk.
Why do some people fall for the lamest April Fool's pranks and others see straight through them?
From mistrust in experts to fake news, it has never been more important for scientists to talk directly to the public.
On Q&A, government minister Zed Seselja remarked that surveys showed confidence in media has fallen globally. In Australia, he said, it has dropped lower than in the US. Is he right?
It nurtures empathy and rational thought.
Think spell check with community input.
How do you know your search results or social media feeds aren't being manipulated for political purposes? It's not a crime to do so. But we believe it should be.
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.