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

Tag: Disinformation

The authors of this article hypothesize that the dissemination of fake news could undermine the trust that citizens place in their political institutions and in the mainstream media.

Two phenomenon resulting from the inherent mechanisms of the Internet are often accused of contributing to the polarization of opinions: "filter bubbles" and "echo chambers". In this article, we provide an overview of these two concepts.

This article is a literature review on good practices for correcting misinformation.

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

Laurent Cordonier explains why the outbreak of conspiracy theories accompanying the Covid-19 pandemic comes as no surprise.

Nearly a century ago, in dizzying visions, Aldous Huxley imagined a future civilization down to its most astonishing workings: a world state, perfectly hierarchical, confined the last "wild" humans to […]

This article, published in 2017, is now one of the most cited references in scientific literature on fake news. It was one of the first to investigate this phenomenon. We here at Fondation Descartes have created a detailed summary for you. Readers in a hurry can go straight to the conclusion.

The authors shed light on the connection between analytical thinking and resistance to fake news.

Two studies based on inoculation theory provide positive results on the use of games to combat misinformation.

Disinformation studies have been engaged in a pivot to Asia. A growing number of scholars and governmental experts around the globe who were once fixated on Russian operations are now […]

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