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Google’s search results often misidentify controversial characters, potentially contributing to the spread of misinformation. (Nathana Rebouças/Unsplash)

Language matters when Googling controversial people

Google search algorithms often pull up misleading descriptors for controversial people, and results can differ across languages. Understanding how these algorithms function can address misinformation.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. Brent Stirton/Getty Images

The Jan. 6 Capitol attacks offer a reminder – distrust in government has long been part of Republicans’ playbook

The Republican Party has a decadeslong relationship with using distrust to incite its base and draw in more supporters – the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks just offer the latest example of this tactic.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is congratulated by leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party Mangosuthu Buthelezi (R) after being elected president of South Africa during the swearing in of new members of the National Assembly. Nic Bothma

Post-election pact failure: echoes of fraught history between South Africa’s ANC and Inkatha

The failure of the 2021 post-election deal is a missed opportunity for the African National Congress and Inkatha to work together.
Schools that build trust with their communities can reduce fears surrounding reopening. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Building trust among parents and teachers is key to reopening schools

With distrust for school officials prevalent during the pandemic, an educational historian calls attention to the need for officials to have more positive relations with educators and parents.
Some researchers believe atheists are disliked because people link their lack of belief to an overall lack of values. Gary Stevens/Flickr

Why some people distrust atheists

Many Americans have a distrust of atheists. A group of researchers found that some of the distrust relates to beliefs about atheists’ family values.
Race is one way we categorize ourselves among in-groups and out-groups. Hands image via www.shutterstock.com.

People like us: how our brains view others

Race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage bans. These issues made headlines in all spheres of the media this year. However, thoughtful articles on…

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