A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cross-checked the spread of 126,000 stories on Twitter against a database of stories fact-checked by six independent organisations, including Snopes, Politifact and Factcheck. They discovered that untruths were 6 times more likely to spread faster: view the findings in Science magazine . Other new resources concerning about fake news include […]
According to the latest annual report from the Duke Reporters Lab. They found that in 2018 the number has increased by 31 percent. They also commented on the stability location and performance of the websites.
Using a new online game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Dutch media collective DROG. It aims to expose the public to methods used by fake news producers thereby encouraging them to mistrust and act critically in future. The full announcements by the university links to pilot studies on its impact in […]
Has revealed that large percentages of people worldwide (especially in the USA where it dropped overall by 37%) have experienced a decline of trust in business, government, NGOs and media. There is an focus on the issue of fake news as globally 59% say that it is getting harder to tell if a piece of […]
The LSE has launched a Truth, Trust and Technology (T3) Commission. This new research group will be investigating issues around truth and trust online this covers the topical issue of fake news as well as journalism standards, online regulation, media literacy. It is led by Professor Charlie Beckett and overseen by a group of Commissioners, […]
The latest report from the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford, focuses on the readers perspective on fake news. It is based on the analysis of free-text comments about trust and the media taken from the 2017 digital news report. This covers a number of nations. Recommendations are made on news checking and the media. Tracking […]
Freedom on the Net report The latest annual ranking from Freedom House has just been released. It has a special chapter on efforts by nations to manipulate social media which is particularly topical form those focussing on fake news. Also recently released the Trust Project guidelines a series of transparency standards to help readers identify trustworthy […]
Concerns about fake news are increasingly dominating the headlines and studies have shown that students often have difficulty evaluating the truth of resources. Hoaxy from the University of Indiana visualises the spread of fake news stories online. Recently the New York-based institute Data & Society published a report Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online which examines the […]