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While numerous studies have examined the impact of fake news on those who read them, few studies allow us to understand what these readers do with such misleading information.

The authors of this report note that there exists a strong link between the toxicity of the social media conversations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening of the public health situation after March 26, 2020, the intensification of criticisms by political leaders, and the media treatment of the role played by the WHO in the management of the pandemic.

Thanks to technological advances and increasing levels of education, we have access to more information than ever before. Yet rather than ushering in a new era of enlightenment, the information […]

We are deeply imbued with the idea that modernity lies in the channelling of passions through reason, either by taking into account universal norms or by the composition of well-understood […]

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 […]

Peopleocracy is the result of a twofold process. On the one hand, the rise of populist movements and parties; on the other hand, by contamination effect, the modification of the […]

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 […]

In a few years, everything changed. France, at the time of the yellow jackets, has nothing to do with an indivisible nation structured by a common cultural frame of reference. […]

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.

More Americans have confidence in scientists, but there are political divides over the role of scientific experts in policy issues.

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