Filed Under: “Misinformation”

‘Dangerous for us all’: Elon Musk, world’s richest man, completes Twitter takeover

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Experts debunk monkeypox myths as misinformation spreads

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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


Falsehoods about climate change run rampant on Facebook, study finds

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Facebook’s refusal to fact-check lies and misinformation about climate change show it is ‘the Big Tobacco of our generation,’ one group says


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


Mitch McConnell: ‘I don’t think it serves any particular purpose’ to counter anti-vaccine lies

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Senate Republican leader has repeatedly stated he believes vaccines are safe and helpful, but he refuses to stop his colleagues from spreading lies about them


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.


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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