Russian government media are frequently criticized as being blatant propaganda. How do US government media measure up?
Checks on information shared by politicians in Europe and the US showed those in the US shared more untrustworthy material.
Norman Daly’s 1972 exhibition, ‘The Civilization of Llhuros,’ presented fiction as fact – and reminded viewers of just how easily they could be duped.
Bogus science articles are attempting to take advantage of our trust in experts.
Many Americans think they know much more about politics than they really do. That overconfidence can thwart democratic politics.
Major public media reform in New Zealand is coming at the same time as trust in government and media declines. The proposed new law needs to make political and editorial independence a top priority.
Online extremists may lose followers when removed from mainstream social media, but their remaining supporters can become even more toxic.
The study is the largest of its kind. Researchers hope it could be a breakthrough in the fight against misinformation.
The spread of misinformation in many pandemics, including the smallpox and 1918 influenza outbreaks, have undermined efforts to contain infections and prevent deaths.
How to use language clues to see through someone’s ‘expert’ facade.
Anti-vaccine group moderators said Facebook provided an environment where they could safely offer support to others.
Newspapers were writing about climate change more than a century ago. Here’s why it’s taken so long to start tackling it.
Disinformation is a plague infecting all forms of media, but efforts abound to control it both here in Australia and around the world.
Mainstream medicine hasn’t yet found enough evidence-based treatments for long COVID. No wonder sufferers are turning to unproven therapies.
Instead of complacent acceptance of misinformed beliefs, we need institutional moves to cultivate trust between experts and the public.
It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?
Earlier this year, a deepfake impersonating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spread on social media – with Zelenskyy supposedly asking Ukrainians to surrender to Russia.
South Africa has no comprehensive national media literacy programme. Often it comes down to individual teachers and schools to make learners more media literate.
Why do people believe conspiracies like flat-Earth theory? An expert explains.
Mathematical model suggests information processing lies at the heart of decision making.