Concerns about misinformation spreading among Chinese communities are once again prominent, as they were during the 2019 election campaign.
The Russian Embassy in Canada is active in spreading disinformation and promoting the Russian perspective on the events taking place in Ukraine.
By linking different issues together, organisations show the importance of approaching information disorder as a complex problem requiring various responses.
The transmission of truth about the war against Ukraine is a criminal offense in Russia. Without access to the complete information about the war, Russian population continues to support it.
Russia’s propaganda signalled a full-scale invasion of Ukraine a long time ago.
Increased media literacy education and government regulations are necessary to combat fake information on social media platforms.
The vacuum created by a drop in public trust in mainstream platforms has given rise to new media players who don’t always play by the rules.
Empowering current and future generations to detect and dismiss false and misleading information will be pivotal in developing a democracy resilient to the threat of online misinformation.
Our age of agnosis is increasingly coming into contact in ways beyond historical standards and recorded memory. Empathy, not apathy, is needed now more than ever before.
It can be easy to despair about the problem of misinformation. But the problem is smaller than you might think.
Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly sophisticated. But we’re still a long way off from AI being able to discern what’s fake news.
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.
Using state resources to sue media for spreading fake news is not the answer, and sets a bad precedent.
The internet has created new threats to national security and population welfare. The Canadian government needs an oversight department to address cybersecurity and educate their citizens.
Academics are among the most trusted sources for news about climate change.
In our “post-truth” political era, there is a lot we can learn from an under-appreciated philosopher who focused on “thinking clearly.”
Despite fake news commonly being cited as a danger to society, very little research has been conducted on its ability to alter what people think.
Many scientists believe attention is the key to tackling fake news – and that a form of ‘priming’ can help.
It is difficult for the media to deal in fake news – but the Andrews conspiracy story has been handled very well.
We surveyed social media users from vulnerable groups and found 73% got their vital news from social platforms. How can we protect these people from vaccine misinformation?