Tag: misinformation

Media literacy, photography skills — not content — matter most when IDing fake images

UC Davis study finds viewers’ digital literacy skills, social media use and digital imaging experience are “significant predictors of image credibility evaluation.”

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5 strategies to tell if an image is fake

In a sea of misinformation, it takes a sharp eye to recognize subtle signs of fakery. Luckily, there are ways for you to train yourself to recognize an image that’s been edited to mislead you.

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Is fraudulent news the ‘new normal’?

PEN America addresses how misinformation has — and will — shaped American elections in its newest report, “Truth on the Ballot.”

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Flu vaccine myths and misinformation: Don’t spread it in the first place

The spread of flu vaccine misinformation is changing the way we share information.

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College students are skeptical of misinformation

Half of students surveyed said they are not confident in discerning “real news” from “fake news.”

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YouTube series “Navigating Digital Misinformation” teaches teens to be MediaWise

Teens on the internet are susceptible to online misinformation. That’s why MediaWise is teaming up with social media influencers to teach media literacy skills.

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9 tools to identify fake images and videos

Altered photos and videos have become almost impossible detect with the human eye. These nine resources can help us recognize fake content on the internet.

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8 resources to detect fake news

Stop the spread of misinformation with these tools, from stance detection code to fact-checking websites, to identify fake news.

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New study details role of fake accounts, bots in misinformation wave

A Nature Communications study found bots were responsible for 34 percent of all shared articles from non-credible sources.

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The information rich will get richer and the information poor will get poorer, Oxford reports

Tabloid news has a higher reach amongst low-income individuals, suggesting misinformation disproportionately affects poorer people.

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Shortcut Roundup: Quick guides to become media literate

We compiled a list of nine useful acronyms and easy-to-remember questions that make media literacy easy.

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Fake and conspiracy news outlets dominated during 2016 election

Knight research finds 6.6 million tweets linked to fake and conspiracy news publishers in the month before the 2016 election.

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