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Three reasons why disinformation is so pervasive and what we can do about it

Gettyimages Donald Trump derided any critical news coverage as “fake news” and his unwillingness to concede the 2020 presidential election eventually led to the January...

Here’s how disinformation could disrupt the Australian election

Image: Shutterstock Disinformation and foreign interference constitute a grave threat to Western democracies, particularly during elections. Both the 2016 US election and the 2019 UK election were targeted by Russian...

‘Ukraine biolabs’: how attempts to debunk a conspiracy theory only helped it spread

Image: Shutterstock On February 24, as Russian forces began their invasion, stories of US-funded biolabs and bioweapon research in Ukraine began to spread on social media. The false claims spread...

Who is Joe Rogan, and why does Spotify love him so much?

Joe Rogan Experience/YouTube Joe Rogan is described on his website as “stand up comic, mixed martial arts fanatic, psychedelic adventurer, host of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.”...

5 ways to spot if someone is trying to mislead you when it comes to science

 Image: Shuttlestock It’s not a new thing for people to try to mislead you when it comes to science. But in the age of COVID-19...

3.2 billion images and 720,000 hours of video are shared online daily. Can you sort real from fake?

Twitter screenshots/Unsplash, Author provided Twitter over the weekend “tagged” as manipulated a video showing US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden supposedly forgetting which state he’s...