Trump might have popularised the idea of fake news, but 26 centuries ago Plato and Thucydides were convinced intellectuals and poets were duping the people and undermining democracy.
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.
Theories that antibodies affect the placenta are completely unfounded.
A 'psychological vaccine' has the potential to counter belief in COVID-19 conspiracies.
Prominent 'danger' signs are needed online to warn people about misinformation.
Dickens worried for the safety of his sons when diphtheria broke out in France and - in a newly discovered letter - wrote about how the truth was difficult to find.
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.
Lying can be more than just telling a few fibs. It can also be used to communicate social status and make a person appear loyal to a particular group.
Our new study presents the first empirical evidence that President Trump’s tweets systematically divert attention away from topics that are potentially harmful to him.
As the US president made unsubstantiated claims about the vote count, many of the major TV networks cut him off. Is this what's best for democracy?
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.
In the age of fake news and deep fake videos, how can documentary making be used for research and other purposes that demand authenticity and credibility?
With a limited number of fact-checkers in Southeast Asia, fact-checking content becomes a challenging task to complete.
Delivering media literacy in a comics format can help readers develop the skills to identify fake news and counter its effects.
As more comes to light about the money-making tactics of social media platforms we need to reevaluate our relationship with them.
No news isn't necessarily good news. News is powerful, and helps us to stay connected and informed. But it's important we regulate our news consumption - particularly during times of crisis.
Independent community publishers are helping to restore trust in journalism - but they need support.
'Prozac leaders' believe their own rhetoric that "everything is going well". But this wishful thinking can quickly contaminate organisations, and has been disastrous during the pandemic.
Combating conspiracy theories with correct information is not enough.