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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...

There is, in fact, a ‘wrong’ way to use Google. Here are 5 tips to set you on the right path

Image: Shutterstock I was recently reading comments on a post related to COVID-19, and saw a reply I would classify as misinformation, bordering on conspiracy....

We know politicians lie – but do we care?

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP Claims Prime Minister Scott Morrison is a liar have been piling up. From French President Emmanuel Macron, to former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and most recently,...

5 Australian COVID experts on receiving abuse and trolling amid the pandemic

  Image: Shutterstock A survey by the Australian Science Media Centre, published yesterday, found around 20% of the 50 Australian scientists who responded have received threats...

People dropped whisky into their noses to treat Spanish flu. Here’s what else they took that would raise eyebrows today

  Image: Shutterstock We’re researching COVID-19 in a fast-paced world with new data becoming available all the time. We track which interventions work well and which ones don’t. But in...

Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work

  Picture: Sandor Szmutko/Shutterstock Millions of kidnapped children are imprisoned in underground tunnels, being sexually abused and tortured by a shadowy global cabal of paedophiles. That,...