Simulation models show just how effectively fake news and propaganda can shift opinions.
The internet may provide the forum, but radicalisation remains a social process.
By 2022, people in developed countries may see more fake news than accurate information. Artificial intelligence may be to blame – but could also help people sort out the truth from lies.
Fake news is not new, but it is inevitable and inescapable - which is why we need uncomfortable, critical and truthful journalism to prevail.
After facing the US Congress the Facebook chief will have learned the easy part is over. From now on things will be tougher.
It’s time to (do more than) talk about knowledge. Universities must take leadership in helping develop students capacity to recognise different kinds of knowledge and work flexibly.
The fake news label has been used by politicians to discredit unfavourable media stories. But even assuming good intentions, new laws are incapable of tackling the menace.
Cognitive psychologists know the way our minds work means we not only don’t notice errors and misinformation we know are wrong, we also then remember them as true.
The Europeans have something to teach the US about protecting citizens subject to Russian internet propaganda. Their effort isn’t just a different form of propaganda. It’s more like fact-checking.
Facebook’s users have wildly different expectations about privacy and security. What may look like inadequate oversight in some places may be considered an overreach in others.
As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there’s an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
It will take a concerted effort of stakeholders working together to combat disinformation says new EU report.
There are a lot of misconceptions about how social media is changing society. Here are some of the most important.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it’s not the case.
What was really behind the Corbyn spy smear.
Researchers have developed a game to ‘vaccinate’ people against fake news – by showing them how to become a fake news mogul.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
Yes, votes are cast based on many factors. But a new survey and analysis suggests that belief in fake news could have been decisive during the 2016 election.
As politicians grapple with the fall-out from social media missteps, the public turns back to traditional media for trustworthy news.