AI tools are now generating content that’s difficult to distinguish from reality.
A philosopher unpacks the ‘ethics of belief’ for an age awash in bad information.
Local journalism should be recognised as an essential element for nurturing the UK’s diverse, civic communities.
‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It’s often misunderstood, by many Americans. A constitutional scholar explains what it really boils down to.
Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
A university course teaches students why people believe false and evidence-starved claims, to show them how to determine what’s accurate and real and what’s neither.
Teaching students about information literacy can help them determine what kinds of practices make news reports trustworthy.
Online reviews have a big impact on buying decisions – but how can shoppers sort the real ones from the fakes?
The intersection of content management, misinformation, aggregated data about human behavior and crowdsourcing shows how fragile Twitter is and what would be lost with the platform’s demise.
The key to understanding online conspiracy theorists is to understand how the line between fantasy and reality can become blurred.
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Written in a breezy and accessible style, How to Stage a Coup is a dazzling compendium of underhanded tactics.
Our new paper shows how Indonesian-language disinformation promoting government narratives on special autonomy has swamped Twitter since February 2021.
What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
The disinformation age is changing what it means to produce fair or balanced reporting.
As elections approach – and even after they’re done – there’s a lot of confusing, and deliberately misleading, information out there. Learn how to protect yourself.
Researchers identified a connection between low levels of media literacy and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in people who consume their news via social media.
Citizens’ social media is a form of alternative media that challenges both mainstream media and right-wing propaganda.
Many conspiracy theories and disinformation are rooted in antisemitic tropes which spread harm and undermine our democratic institutions.
Misinformation has bedeviled social media companies for years, and the problem is especially consequential during elections. Are the companies up to the job as the 2022 midterm elections approach?