School teaches us to read a text carefully in order to understand it. But on the web, ignoring information is a survival skill.
Over half of the 50 nations in the International Federation of Journalists survey said coverage of China had become more positive in their national media since the onset of the pandemic.
Though many people are just paying attention to these problems now, they are not new – and they even date back to ancient Rome.
Researchers found that both Kenyans and South Africans have a broadly negative view of China, possibly amplified by the pandemic.
The researchers are working on a way to train people to be better at spotting fake news.
A social psychologist explains how to avoid being misled, and how to prevent yourself – and others – from spreading inaccurate information.
In the digital age, and the COVID era, this is more important than ever.
Cable providers like Comcast carry Fox News and other channels that feed conspiracy theories and lies into Americans' homes.
Google, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter have all agreed to a voluntary code of conduct targeting misinformation. But the only real commitment is to appear as though they're taking action.
To rebuild lost trust in the media will require more commitment and effort than just papering over ethical cracks.
Scholars who study dangerous speech have identified common themes that can lead to violence.
New research suggests tech firms need to improve how they detect abuse in response to the evolving use of coded language.
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
Social media censorship in the US fails to tackle the rising trend of ‘disinformation-for-hire’ cyber troops.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform's undoing.
Calling out false information on social media may do more harm than good.
If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will be impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where hate speech thrives.
Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
In an age of democracy via social media, platforms are struggling to combat visual mis/disinformation such as 'spliced' images and deepfakes. Digital media literacy has never been so important.