Social media companies need to be more transparent about the health misinformation they remove.
Three decades of growing scientific certainty about climate change have yielded little progress.
The woeful record of populist governments in dealing with COVID-19 is unlikely to convince voters New Zealand should emulate them.
When it comes to COVID-19 misinformation, not all nations are the same. Some are peddling a larger variety of myths than others - and each seems to have its own personal favourite.
New research exposes the common tropes of bad faith arguments about climate change.
Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
New analysis of 500 public submissions to a parliamentary inquiry shows just how prevalent conspiracy theories on 5G have become.
The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren't doing the country any favors.
New research shows how a lack of basic information caused by the language barrier can lead to the spread of fake news in refugee communites.
Young people report consuming news makes them feel smart. But many say they pay little attention to the source of the information they are getting.
In Africa, people who report higher levels of exposure to disinformation also report lower levels of media trust.
Unlike the US, Australia hasn't yet been hit by a large-scale disinformation campaign focussed on meddling with elections. But this is a 'realistic prospect' moving forward.
Instead of debunking false claims, psychology shows promoting the facts is a more effective way to fight the spread of misinformation.
From political ideologies, conspiracy theories or “reopen” protests, when faced with uncertainty, we seek reassurance in the face of mortality through efforts at containment.
COVID-19 differs significantly from HIV and Ebola. But the potential consequences of having a misinformed public are similar.
The recognition that COVID-19 is accompanied by an equally alarming “infodemic” has added a level of complexity to the situation. What are the consequences of this avalanche of information?
Jair Bolsonaro has ignored and openly challenged the advice of health authorities, sacked his health minister and tried to use the pandemic for political gain.
Hospitals have requested that people avoid non-emergency visits, and conspiracy theorists are posting images of empty parking lots online as false proof that COVID-19 is an elaborate hoax.
There is no evidence that garlic, lemons, and the ketogenic diet can prevent or cure coronavirus.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation about coronavirus damage society in a number of ways.