To restrict the spread of fake news on social media platforms, researchers designed an algorithm that can flag potential misinformation.
As the referendum date approaches, campaigns may use misinformation to spark emotions in people to get them to vote a certain way. Here are some ways to spot dishonest claims and misinformation.
COVID truthers use four enticing promises to gain a loyal following.
Fact-checking is important, but the contents need to be more visual to be able to attract more public audiences.
A psychologist explains how opponents of climate policies use a common thinking error to manipulate the public – and why people are so susceptible.
A news organization doesn’t have to publish or broadcast the facts or the truth. And there are no standardized requirements to be a journalist.
We need more scrutiny of TikTok as Indonesia gears up for general and presidential elections next year.
More than 5,000 documents were leaked by an anonymous whistleblower.
AI tools are now generating content that’s difficult to distinguish from reality.
A philosopher unpacks the ‘ethics of belief’ for an age awash in bad information.
Local journalism should be recognised as an essential element for nurturing the UK’s diverse, civic communities.
‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It’s often misunderstood, by many Americans. A constitutional scholar explains what it really boils down to.
Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
A university course teaches students why people believe false and evidence-starved claims, to show them how to determine what’s accurate and real and what’s neither.
Teaching students about information literacy can help them determine what kinds of practices make news reports trustworthy.
Online reviews have a big impact on buying decisions – but how can shoppers sort the real ones from the fakes?
The intersection of content management, misinformation, aggregated data about human behavior and crowdsourcing shows how fragile Twitter is and what would be lost with the platform’s demise.
The key to understanding online conspiracy theorists is to understand how the line between fantasy and reality can become blurred.
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Written in a breezy and accessible style, How to Stage a Coup is a dazzling compendium of underhanded tactics.