Delivering media literacy in a comics format can help readers develop the skills to identify fake news and counter its effects.
Donald Trump said followers of conspiracy theory 'are very much against pedophilia.' What he didn't mention was the demonic imagery and language that peppers QAnon posts.
Facebook and YouTube have brought in measures to stop the spread of dangerous QAnon conspiracies, but members of the Q community have found new ways to promote false theories on social media.
It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
The Christian right began to coalesce around social and cultural changes in the late 1970s. A scholar explains the emergence of conspiracy theories at the time.
Combating conspiracy theories with correct information is not enough.
Organic appeal and reach still trump advertising spending when it comes to digital engagement by parties and individual politicians.
One meme can lead to another – and then to a conspiracy theory.
Extremists are playing on people's health fears to normalise their views.
Using the law - or changing it - to stop the spread of dangerous disinformation should be a last resort.
How some evangelicals use spiritual warfare to interpret the presidency of Donald Trump.
What was once the stuff of urban legends now spreads virally through social media claims the tunnels beneath our cities are used for child trafficking. The truth is both more mundane and important.
Before pilot Charles Taylor and company mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, Taylor had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean twice.
In the 1820s, an anti-Masonic conspiracy theory dominated politics in the Northeast and even birthed its own political party.
A would-be speaker at the Republican National Convention was yanked for encouraging people to read up on a hoax that has long been discredited but refuses to die.
QAnon is gaining ground in Australia due to a growing distrust in the government and media, part of which is rooted in a perceived lack of transparency over the coronavirus response and restrictions.
The woeful record of populist governments in dealing with COVID-19 is unlikely to convince voters New Zealand should emulate them.
Being 'Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition" during a pandemic is challenging, and the risks of getting it wrong are very high.
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.
Our desire to condemn and punish non-cooperative behaviour is strong. But we must also try to understand the complex emotional motivations of those refusing to wear masks.