As cities have shut down and residential compounds have issued curfews, social media in China have become more important than ever. But it is a place of rumours and mistruths.
To mitigate the dissemination of medical hoaxes, Southeast asian governments have taken various approaches.
We claim not to trust social media yet it seems to shape our political opinions.
We found about 300 suspicious Twitter accounts, which we suspect included a high proportion of bots and trolls pushing the #ArsonEmergency narrative.
By understanding how bushfire maps are created, and what their features represent, you can get better at spotting fake ones.
Only 2% of children have the skills needed to identify a credible news story.
Instagram bushfire images cut through our news fatigue. This developing brand of photojournalism brings authenticity and a different sense of proximity.
Even established political parties are using a host of tricks to manipulate the news.
Economic forecasts are flawed but they should not be blindly dismissed as fake facts.
Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?
The effective teaching of news literacy needs to go beyond simple fact-checking, a journalism professor argues.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
We fall sway to fake news because it grabs our attention through outlandish claims, suggests false memories and contains appeals to our emotions that align with our politics.
It's a slippery slope from satire to dangerous deepfakes.
Trump's attempt to co-opt Ukraine's precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
Research suggests that people still depend on the mainstream media for their news. It's more important than ever that journalists earn that trust.
Studying Twitter in advance of the federal election has shown that the hashtag #FakeNews is being used to discredit Canadian mainstream media and create echo chambers.
The world faces a collision between facts and alternative facts – so how do experts get their message heard over the din of fake news?