Filed Under: “Disinformation”

Disinformation can be deadly, but what can be done about it?

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At last, policymakers are beginning to put forward ideas to counter our epidemic of falsehoods


Embracing uncertainty may be a better way to cure conspiracist thinking

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If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, labels can make the truth that much harder to find


Tucker Carlson inadvertently attacks his own fan in desperate bid to shift blame for Capitol attack

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With no real evidence to support his lies about January 6, the Fox News host is resorting to smearing his own fans


New report examines how fossil fuel industry uses elite PR firms to spread climate misinformation

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‘A major part of the effort to obstruct climate action involves enhancing the positive public reputation for the fossil fuel companies’


A year after Trump lost the election, have the mainstream media learned anything?

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One year after Trump inspired a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, elite reporters are still treating him as a conventional politician


Facebook is blocking researchers from studying its misinformation problem

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How big of a problem is misinformation on social media? Without key data, the picture is blurry


Right-wing media are brainwashing their followers about vaccines, but the mainstream press won’t cover the story

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Republicans used to support vaccinations more than Democrats, but the mainstream media won’t explore this story


When evaluating anecdotes, remember that you are the easiest person you can fool

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Many people think that anecdotes are a sure-fire way of knowing what’s true, but anecdotes are infamously unreliable.


As Covid infections in GOP areas rise, the danger of disinformation has become undeniable

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Many political centrists have long dismissed right-wing media as an irrelevant joke, coronavirus is exposing their error


Removing Section 230 protections will make the internet a lot worse, here’s how

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As bad as fake news and hate are on the internet, they would be much worse without Section 230


 

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