Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Asian governments not only have to deal with the virus but also with the false information surrounding it.
With a limited number of fact-checkers in Southeast Asia, fact-checking content becomes a challenging task to complete.
Graphic narratives can be a great tool to teach media literacy.
Delivering media literacy in a comics format can help readers develop the skills to identify fake news and counter its effects.
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From 2017 to 2019, Twitter users in the United States saw many tweets related to vaccination but only rarely encountered anti-vaccine content and almost never saw content from bots.
People are drawn to conspiracy theory communities when times are uncertain.
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Combating conspiracy theories with correct information is not enough.
For man, social media is the only place they get their news.
Social media makes it easy to spread 'fake news'.
African leaders blunt the transformative power of smartphones through censorship and internet shutdowns.
The full benefits of digital democracy are being thwarted by digital exclusion that is driven by the high cost of data.
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The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest weekend newspaper, was used to spread disinformation.
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Media self-criticism is not just important to improve journalism, it is a political, professional and moral imperative.
The pandemic has exposed many of us to new statistical concepts, on the news, in everyday conversations and on social media. But how many are you getting wrong?
Acquiring digital literacy skills is taking on increasing importance.
Teaching children digital literacy skills is essential to help them learn how to navigate and respond to misinformation. It also helps them grow into adults who can participate in digital democracy.
Social media companies need to be more transparent about the health misinformation they remove.
Three decades of growing scientific certainty about climate change have yielded little progress.
The woeful record of populist governments in dealing with COVID-19 is unlikely to convince voters New Zealand should emulate them.
When it comes to COVID-19 misinformation, not all nations are the same. Some are peddling a larger variety of myths than others - and each seems to have its own personal favourite.
New research exposes the common tropes of bad faith arguments about climate change.
It’s difficult by design to identify disinformation campaign instigators and their agendas.
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Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
New analysis of 500 public submissions to a parliamentary inquiry shows just how prevalent conspiracy theories on 5G have become.
The purveyors of these myths aren’t doing the country any favors.
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The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren’t doing the country any favors.
New research shows how a lack of basic information caused by the language barrier can lead to the spread of fake news in refugee communites.
Young people report consuming news makes them feel smart. But many say they pay little attention to the source of the information they are getting.