As the referendum date approaches, campaigns may use misinformation to spark emotions in people to get them to vote a certain way. Here are some ways to spot dishonest claims and misinformation.
Generative AIs may make up information they serve you, meaning they may potentially spread science misinformation. Here’s how to check the accuracy of what you read in an AI-enhanced media landscape.
Fact-checking is important, but the contents need to be more visual to be able to attract more public audiences.
Some media and politicians have been comparing the First Nations Voice to Parliament to apartheid. However, ensuring First Nations peoples have their views heard by parliament is not the same thing.
The drone ‘attack’ on the Kremlin remains shrouded in mystery. Here are some of the possible explanations.
The industry and its allies have been so effective at publicising this unscientific guesstimate, it continues to be used to undermine Australia’s public health policy.
While the two incidents in Markham may not be directly linked to extremist groups, they have occurred within a global ecosystem of Islamophobia.
Generative AI can seem like magic, which makes it both enticing and frightening. Scholars are helping society come to grips with the potential benefits and harms.
The use of deepfakes and AI by groups with various interests, including governments and media, is the latest and most sophisticated tool in information and disinformation campaigns.
We need more scrutiny of TikTok as Indonesia gears up for general and presidential elections next year.
People tend not to think that their own emotions could simply be wrong. But research shows that people excessively dislike others who disagree with them.
More than 5,000 documents were leaked by an anonymous whistleblower.
Popes wear white to represent Christlike purity and red to symbolise compassion.
In a world of increasingly convincing AI-generated text, photos and videos, it’s more important than ever to be able to distinguish authentic media from fakes and imitations. The challenge is how.
AI tools are now generating content that’s difficult to distinguish from reality.
We often assume misinformation leads to bad beliefs which lead to antisocial behaviour. But there’s so far little evidence for this.
You’d be surprised how far back the roots of anti-vaccine arguments stretch.
A philosopher unpacks the ‘ethics of belief’ for an age awash in bad information.
‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It’s often misunderstood, by many Americans. A constitutional scholar explains what it really boils down to.
Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.