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.
We build in extra checks and balances, including blind peer review by a second academic expert, additional scrutiny and editorial oversight.
We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
It’s not alternative facts we need to worry about, it’s the fact that moguls still dominate the media, both old and new.
The planting of messages and countering narratives in the media is not new. It’s part and parcel of contemporary politics especially during elections. The internet simply makes an old problem worse.
It’s vital that the problems at the South African Broadcasting Corporation be fixed in the public interest and for democracy, given its wide media reach in the country.
The reporting of crackpot theories as news by mainstream news outlets only damages the credibility of the media and science, and undermines public trust in both.