Scientists estimate that for every 100,000 people targeted with specific political ads, several thousand can be persuaded.
With an unprecedented number of votes happening around the world, the information environment will be chaotic, to say the least.
Most studies suggests that fake news is more likely to enhance existing beliefs and views rather than radically change voting intentions of those who are undecided.
We asked people why they shared misinformation and a lot of people do it with good intentions.
Artificial intelligence is likely to make the ‘fake news’ problem worse. But it can also be used to help us counter misinformation.
Trust in brands may be eroded as awareness of misinformation increases according to new research.
We found the number of “big lies” – also known as fake news – didn’t increase in 2023 compared to 2020. But we did spot more “small lies” this time. Here’s what to look out for in coming elections.
More and more people are saying they don’t trust the news or can’t face engaging with it – and that appears to have political implications.
Contrary to what some ‘denialists’ believe, research shows that Canadian media outlets did not help circulate a ‘mass grave hoax’ regarding unmarked graves at former Indian Residential Schools.
Artificial intelligence could be used to generate content intended to manipulate people. Addressing this problem means understanding how communication works to influence people.
To restrict the spread of fake news on social media platforms, researchers designed an algorithm that can flag potential misinformation.
The use of deepfakes and AI by groups with various interests, including governments and media, is the latest and most sophisticated tool in information and disinformation campaigns.
Popes wear white to represent Christlike purity and red to symbolise compassion.
A study has reviewed 5,000 news stories about spiders published on the internet. Most of them contain false and sensationalist information. Spider infodemics has its poison.
Gareth Jones reported on Moscow’s genocide against the Ukrainian people in the 1930s. His story holds lessons and an example for those reporting on the latest conflict.
We often assume misinformation leads to bad beliefs which lead to antisocial behaviour. But there’s so far little evidence for this.
The amount of content available online makes policing misinformation extremely difficult. But there are steps we can all take to better ensure the credibility of what we see online.
Teaching students about information literacy can help them determine what kinds of practices make news reports trustworthy.
For the first time, we are asking readers if they can help support our mission to share knowledge in order to inform decisions.
Fuel for the American Revolution came from a source familiar today: distorted news reports used to drum up enthusiasm for overthrowing an illegitimate government.