You’d be surprised how far back the roots of anti-vaccine arguments stretch.
The amount of content available online makes policing misinformation extremely difficult. But there are steps we can all take to better ensure the credibility of what we see online.
The intersection of content management, misinformation, aggregated data about human behavior and crowdsourcing shows how fragile Twitter is and what would be lost with the platform’s demise.
A wealth of research on social media shows that COVID-19 misinformation is damaging to public health.
For one, washing your hands is unlikely to prevent COVID spread.
The post hoc fallacy is one of the most common errors in thinking we are susceptible to when trying to make sense of events.
The study is the largest of its kind. Researchers hope it could be a breakthrough in the fight against misinformation.
The spread of misinformation in many pandemics, including the smallpox and 1918 influenza outbreaks, have undermined efforts to contain infections and prevent deaths.
Anti-vaccine group moderators said Facebook provided an environment where they could safely offer support to others.
With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
Contrary to the popular belief that social media creates rumours about COVID vaccine harms, new research suggests social media generally only aids the spread of these rumours.
We’re already seeing signs of disinformation on social media ahead of the federal election.
Some of the most persistent myths about COVID-19 vaccination have been false rumours that it can affect fertility in men or women. There has never been any evidence to support this misinformation.
The study indicates that social media platforms are central to how young adults make sense of COVID-19 news and messages.
The Canadian Constitution compels a proportionate weighing of all Charter rights against the threat of COVID-19, meaning that individual freedom is not absolute.
Tech giants such as Spotify like to claim they are platforms, not publishers, and aren’t editorially responsible for the content they host. But with COVID threatening lives, they have to do better.
It can be easy to despair about the problem of misinformation. But the problem is smaller than you might think.
Spotify will pull Neil Young’s music after the musician demanded the streaming service remove The Joe Rogan Experience from its platform, as an episode of the podcast promoted COVID misinformation.
New recommendations on how to fix the issue of COVID misinformation don’t go far enough.
Fact-checking risks oversimplifying and distorting Americans’ political conflicts, while not actually helping people find ways to work together productively.