While one-third of young Australians feel confident about spotting fake news online, most rarely or never try to find out if online news stories are true or not.
Uncivil comments taint people's perception of a news site. They also make moderators more emotionally exhausted and less likely to trust said news outlet, researchers with UT Austin found.
A new study notes Middle Eastern participants are more confident in identifying misinformation, but there was no significant difference in how people verified information.
Although many Moroccan secondary school teachers want to teach their students media literacy, educators cite limited training and materials as huge hurdles.
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.
A Bradley University professor found librarianship academic articles were less likely to be critical of misinformation on social media than journalism academic articles.
Researchers asked: How can we encourage citizens to be enthusiastic and politically active without spreading misinformation?
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.
Findings suggest that a high "need for affect" (NFA), or desire for strong emotions, can mislead readers into thinking they learned more than they actually did.
Using outrage as a draw reduces credibility and audience trust, according to new research from the University of Texas at Austin.
New Pew research finds news consumers rate their local news outlets higher if they believe the journalists are connected to the community.
UC Davis study finds viewers’ digital literacy skills, social media use and digital imaging experience are “significant predictors of image credibility evaluation.”
News literacy messages can counteract misinformation and boost positive beliefs of news literacy, but only with multiple messages.
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.
PEN America addresses how misinformation has — and will — shaped American elections in its newest report, “Truth on the Ballot.”
Can media literacy education mitigate the effect of selective exposure?
A new study from The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism finds relevancy is the key factor in how people choose news stories to read.
Audiences rated news stories with a box explaining their process as more trustworthy than articles without.
The spread of flu vaccine misinformation is changing the way we share information.
Half of students surveyed said they are not confident in discerning “real news” from “fake news.”
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.
When local newspapers close, people turn to national news sources, which focus more on inter-party conflict and provide a simplified view of political issues.
A new UT Austin study suggests journalists should ensure the discussions in their comment sections are civil in order to retain new readers and keep their trust.
Altered photos and videos have become almost impossible to detect with the human eye. These nine resources can help us recognize fake content on the internet.
Stop the spread of misinformation with these tools, from stance detection code to fact-checking websites, to identify fake news.
A Nature Communications study found bots were responsible for 34 percent of all shared articles from non-credible sources.
Tabloid news has a higher reach amongst low-income individuals, suggesting misinformation disproportionately affects poorer people.
A new study finds Australians want their news to be accurate and objective, not necessarily friendly and accessible.
We compiled a list of nine useful acronyms and easy-to-remember questions that make media literacy easy.
Knight research finds 6.6 million tweets linked to fake and conspiracy news publishers in the month before the 2016 election.
We outline six resources for educators to teach their students media literacy skills. Step into the virtual classroom to guide the digital citizens of the future.
A new study finds nearly half of U.K. smart speaker owners use the news function daily, but only 1 percent find it the most important feature.
Newsrooms should become more authentic, diverse and positive to gain the public's trust, according to community conversations.
As the technology landscape evolves for young people, so do concerns about the impact it is having on their lives.
A new study finds nearly all education leaders are concerned about "students’ inability to gauge the reliability of online news."
Americans are less trusting of information when they know where it comes from, a new Knight Foundation study finds.
Media outlets in “news deserts” lack originality, geographic relevance and critical information, according to Duke University research.
Inaccuracy tops people’s concerns about social media, Pew researchers find.
Only 26 percent of U.S. adults could properly distinguish between fact and opinion statements.
Gleb Tsipursky, co-founder of the Pro-Truth Pledge project, details 12 small efforts to help steer people to act honestly on social media.
Media Insight Project’s Americans and the News Media: What they do — and don’t — understand about each other
The public believes the current media landscape is dominated by opinion, and that journalists have low expectations of their audiences' knowledge of how news works.
These five entertaining games teach media literacy skills in a fun and playable format.
"At a certain point you have to realize you're promoting them." Whitney Philips discusses the best way to report on extremists, antagonists and manipulators who spread misinformation online.
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.
Young people in general consume news sporadically, think traditional news sources are biased and feel responsible for verifying the information they consume.
In 2018, 84 percent of Americans could not name a living scientists. Scientists, like journalists, must find a better way to connect with the public.
Transparency can no longer be a choice for social media platforms, the Shorenstein Center argues. That boils down to companies sharing more data with the public.
At the basis of media literacy is critical thinking, as can be seen in an article in The Daily Universe from Brigham Young University journalism student Laura Spilsbury.