A 'psychological vaccine' has the potential to counter belief in COVID-19 conspiracies.
Prominent ‘danger’ signs are needed online to warn people about misinformation.
Those who spread misinformation are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy. These tools from journalism can help you fact-check what you read.
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform’s undoing.
The vaccines’ cold storage requirements and shipment rules put small, rural communities at a disadvantage, but that’s only part of a long-running challenge.
Our study is the first to research the impact of online misinformation on biological invasions.
In both countries, neglect and misinformation at the highest levels of government led to undue tragedy.
Calling out false information on social media may do more harm than good.
Budget cuts and outsourcing content have affected the amount and quality of science journalism. Scientists should learn to communicate their own findings directly and clearly to the public.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where hate speech thrives.
Think beyond facts to make your argument.
A philosopher writes about why many of us are feeling tired with the constant onslaught of information coming at us.
What the polls and the candidates keep getting wrong about the United States’ largest minority group.
Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
In an age of democracy via social media, platforms are struggling to combat visual mis/disinformation such as ‘spliced’ images and deepfakes. Digital media literacy has never been so important.
That “friend of a friend” post you’re thinking about sharing on social media could make you an unwitting accomplice in a disinformation campaign.
False premises, fear-based reasoning and mob thinking are baked into the platform, allowing misinformation to thrive.
As Election Day approaches, Americans would do well to remember they are targets of disinformation campaigns. Here’s what they could look like, and what’s being done about them.