Tag: misinformation

People who share news on social media are more susceptible to misinformation

People with higher levels of news literacy are less likely to use social media for their news, preferring more trusted sources instead. People who do get their news from social media are much less skeptical of online news, which makes them vulnerable to misinformation.

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Swedish students are better at identifying fake images than fake news, a new study finds

The Uppsala University research noted nine out of 10 teenagers couldn’t distinguish a news story from an advertisement.

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Young Americans aren’t as confident in their ability to spot fake news as Qatari youths

A new study notes Middle Eastern participants are more confident in identifying misinformation, but there was no significant difference in how people verified information.

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Readers don’t buy outright lies — but social media users buy a blend of truth and partisan bias the most

Researchers say “fake news” is more defined by partisanship and identity politics than deception and misinformation.

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The different ways journalism and librarianship academia address fake news

A Bradley University professor found librarianship academic articles were less likely to be critical of misinformation on social media than journalism academic articles.

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More engagement leads to more fake news sharing, researchers say

Researchers asked: How can we encourage citizens to be enthusiastic and politically active without spreading misinformation? 

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More people spread made-up news than people who correct it

A new Online Civic Culture Centre study found most British social media users shy away from correcting misinformation — but a large chunk of people have spread misleading news.

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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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