Tag: misinformation

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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Social media: Changing the way news is consumed

Inaccuracy tops people’s concerns about social media, Pew researchers find.

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War On Fake News & The Help of Behavioral Science by Gleb Tsipursky

Gleb Tsipursky, co-founder of the Pro-Truth Pledge project, details 12 small efforts to help steer people to act honestly on social media.

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Applying what I’ve learned in the News Co/Lab

Pat Poblete reflects on lesson’s he’s learned during his time at the lab, including the prevalence of motivated reasoning, the impact of science misinformation and the importance of transparency between journalists and their community.

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Tackling Online Disinformation: A European Approach

The High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation says the way to fight fake news is to enhance transparency, promote media literacy and continue research.

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Reports and curated insights from American Press Institute

We are taking a look at a large selection of reports and curated insights from American Press Institute. The institute helps advance journalism through a combined effort to improve both the journalist’s side and audience’s side. In curating this collection, the institute is extending their efforts to provide resources for educators, news organizations, or general […]

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Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature by Hewlett Foundation

In this review of scientific literature, the Hewlett Foundation offers an overview of what is known about the relationship between social media, political polarization and political disinformation, and addresses opportunities to close gaps in the research. The report is a useful tool for researchers, educators and journalism practitioners interested in the intersection of social media, […]

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Truth Decay by RAND Corporation

Truth Decay, a report from the RAND Corporation, details the “diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life.” The report identifies and details four trends that contribute to the erosion of civil discourse: increasing disagreement about facts and analytical interpretations of facts and data, a blurring of the line between opinion and fact, […]

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Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth by PEN America

PEN America, whose mission is to “unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible,” evaluates the phenomena of fake news and society’s response to it in “Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth.” The report examines the strategies employed by tech giants Facebook, Google […]

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