Gardening provides a helpful metaphor to help us understand how individual and platform approaches to misinformation need to be accompanied by policy and cultural reforms.
Many scientists believe attention is the key to tackling fake news – and that a form of 'priming' can help.
Bots flooding social media with fake news about politics is bad enough. Muddying the waters in such fields as cybersecurity and health care could put lives at risk.
Users do spend some time thinking about whether information is true; the decision to share it (even if it’s fake news) depends on the topic and the type of message.
School teaches us to read a text carefully in order to understand it. But on the web, ignoring information is a survival skill.
Canadian public health organizations have run into a serious communication problem about the AstraZeneca vaccine. Crisis management and communication theories explain what's gone wrong.
Child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking are serious problems. Misinformation is harming efforts to combat them.
Though many people are just paying attention to these problems now, they are not new – and they even date back to ancient Rome.
The first nationally representative survey to investigate the media literacy needs, attitudes and experiences of Australian adults shows they need more help with understanding media.
Researchers found that both Kenyans and South Africans have a broadly negative view of China, possibly amplified by the pandemic.
A social psychologist explains how to avoid being misled, and how to prevent yourself – and others – from spreading inaccurate information.
A national coalition of scientists, communicators and health experts is empowering Canadians to work together against online misinformation about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines with #ScienceUpFirst.
It's gospel for First Amendment advocates that lawsuits against news organizations chill freedom of the press. But in an era of rampant misinformation, such legal actions may be more accepted.
Behind a lot of news headlines often lie either questionable, oversold or misinterpreted research findings. So what should readers be aware of when reading news that contain scientific claims?
Search engines, like social media algorithms, get you to click on links by learning what other people click on. Enticing misinformation often comes out on top.
A tweet led a scholar to consider how misinformation is changing the ways we evaluate information and trust others.
In the digital age, and the COVID era, this is more important than ever.
For anyone who has worked on crop improvement in Africa over the last three decades, the flood of misinformation around vaccines evokes an eerie sense of déjà vu.
Cable providers like Comcast carry Fox News and other channels that feed conspiracy theories and lies into Americans' homes.
Google, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter have all agreed to a voluntary code of conduct targeting misinformation. But the only real commitment is to appear as though they're taking action.