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Tag: Disinformation

Fake news, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, rumors? Disinformation would appear to be everywhere, and the truth nowhere to be found. These questions preoccupy our societies, in which the Internet seemingly allows […]

Does the number of “likes” or “shares” received by an article that appears on our Facebook or Twitter news feed influence the trust that we place in it? Do these signs of positive engagement with an article lead us, in turn, to like it and share it with others?

Phil Howard, the Oxford Internet Institute director and author of Lie Machines, and Emily Bell, the director of Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher […]

This study seeks to understand how political misinformation spreads. To do so, it is bases itself on the popular assumption that citizens are distrustful of the mainstream media. It then […]

The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the […]

A video of a cat jumping at the sight of a cucumber, a joke on current events, the denunciation of an unjust phenomenon: we are all aware that we live […]

What happens when journalism is made superfluous? Combining ethnography, media analysis, and moral and political theory, this book examines the unravelling of professional journalism in Russia during the1990s and 2000s […]

In a well-functioning democracy, citizens are informed by government, by an independent media, by other citizens, and by their direct experiences. They consent to being represented and governed; and they […]

The World Wide Web has changed the dynamics of information transmission and agenda-setting. Facts mingle with half-truths and untruths to create factitious informational blends (FIBs) that drive speculative politics. The […]

The rapid spread of online misinformation poses an increasing risk to societies worldwide. To help counter this, these reseachers developed a “fake news game” in which participants are actively tasked […]

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