Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust

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Citizens are frequently misinformed about political issues and candidates but the circumstances under which inaccurate beliefs emerge are not fully understood. This experimental study demonstrates that the independent experience of […]

As breaking news unfolds people increasingly rely on social media to stay abreast of the latest updates. The use of social media in such situations comes with the caveat that […]

Misinformation consists in making a false message and then disseminating it in a way that seems neutral and for a strategic purpose. It is always a question of acting negatively […]

If there is a robustness of science and knowledge, which makes their cumulative dimension possible, they can also be weakened. We shall discuss here two apparently quite different cases of […]

Persistence of superstitions in the modern era could be justified by considering them as a by-product of the brain's capacity to detect associations and make assumptions about cause-effect relationships. This […]

Arnaud Mercier analyses for The Conversation the rhetoric of Donald Trump and his allies in the face of the Ebola epidemic.

On December 10, 2016, about a month after his election, Donald Trump used the term 'fake news' for the first time in one of his famous tweets. A few months […]

The phenomenon of fake news began to draw observers’ attention in 2016, during the UK referendum campaign on Brexit and the US presidential election. Has the combination of misleading information […]

The year 2016 and the American campaign marked the explosion of the use of the term "fake news" in the public space. Popularized by Donald Trump to criticize media conveying […]

If there is a robustness of science and knowledge, which makes their cumulative dimension possible, they can also be weakened. We shall discuss here two apparently quite different cases of […]

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