For an understanding of how fake news originates and spreads, take a look at AFP FactCheck, which examines and debunks “information” from around the globe. It is fascinating, disturbing and obviously a lot of work for the AFP team.…
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Search results on Google often give preference to Twitter and tweets. Mashable has come out with strong criticism of these Twitter results, explaining that it leads to the proliferation of “fake news” and “false information”. Jason Abbruzzese, the writer, shows …
Some of the social media giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about fake news. As legislators debate whether to begin regulating fake news, the Goldman blog looks at what laws European countries have …
Scientific American has an article that explains scientifically what causes fake news to go viral…and it has similarities to a virus attacking a host. It seems that the the mathematical model showing how a host responds to a virus can …
Can third graders be taught to discern fake news when they read it? That is what Washington is hoping to do with a new statewide school program it is implementing. Recent studies have shown young adults are quite poor at …
Adweek has prepared an infographic, based on research done by Origin/Hill Holliday, of how fake news and false content are effecting consumers and brands. In the short time that fake news has become an issue, its impact is already seeing …
Media brands being deemed ‘Fake News’ are turning to advertising to address the accusation. Their marketing often educates people on the rigorous processes that make good journalism. A number of these media are claiming that subscriptions and viewership are up …
National Geographic demonstrates how fake news tricks the mind. The publication wants you to answer this simple question: “How many animals of each kind did Moses put on the ark?” The common answer of two is wrong, because it wasn’t …
In what we see as a disturbing marketing ploy, a movie company has been using five fake news sites to promote its latest film A Cure for Wellness coming out this week. The sites include promotional references to the film …
A University of Cambridge study published in the journal Global Challenges actually says people can be inoculated against fake news. According to BBC News, the study “suggest ‘pre-emptively exposing’ readers to a small ‘dose’ of the misinformation can help …