Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly sophisticated. But we’re still a long way off from AI being able to discern what’s fake news.
Clive Palmer says vaccines don’t work and Craig Kelly is among those misinterpreting statistics to suggest COVID vaccines are causing more deaths overseas.
Recent controversies involving academic freedom and responsibility raise important questions about how publicly accountable Aotearoa’s universities should be.
Holding contrarian views - despite a lack of personal expertise - is just part of being human. Here’s the psychology behind what we choose to believe.
Emotive claims, like COVID vaccination being unethical or coercive, are more likely to be shared on social media. But we can fight back.
If bad or irrelevant news has you considering avoidance, a suggestion: just as we’ve been taught that moderation is the key to so many habits, it’s the same for news.
To convince 18- to 30-year-olds to get vaccinated, three doctoral students designed an innovative, fun, non-judgmental quiz.
Misinformation about climate change has been spreading in other ways, and social media companies have been reluctant to stop it.
Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
Many in PNG have access to the vaccine, even in the remotest corners of the country. But the problem is a deep-seated fear of the vaccine.
The number of school librarians in the US has dropped about 20% over the past decade, a recent study found. Here are four ways school librarians prepare students for today’s world.
At a time when it’s increasingly difficult to separate truth from falsehood, Wikipedia is an accessible tool for fact-checking and fighting misinformation.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
Using state resources to sue media for spreading fake news is not the answer, and sets a bad precedent.
Not knowing how many posts people see on social media overall or where specific types of content get concentrated is keeping researchers in the dark about misinformation.
Transcripts and internal documents show how the industry shifted from leading research into fossil fuels’ effect on the climate to sowing doubt about science.
Academics are among the most trusted sources for news about climate change.
They’re calling for advice before using bleach or disinfectant. Or they’re calling to ask about side-effects after gargling, spraying or bathing in them. It’s a worry.
‘Racism and misogyny are part of it. They simultaneously spruik pseudoscience and anti-science agendas which have come to Australia from overseas,’ said one expert.
In Fiji, 95% of adults have received one jab and 80% are fully vaccinated. In PNG, however, less than 1% of the population is fully vaccinated – and the country is giving away its vaccines.