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From December 2020 to mid-August 2021, right-wing media outlets published more than seven times as many stories mentioning VAERS as mainstream news outlets.
“Our theory about how you build trust in information is to help people access it on their own.”
The gameplay acts like a vaccine, so the next time people encounter such manipulation in the real world, they’ll recognize it for what it is.
Knowledge of research methods can help the public discern valid scientific claims from false or misleading ones, researchers explain.
What’s the purpose of a comment section?
“Remember 98% of the time the people harassing you are not attempting to engage with your work in good faith.”
Slides and cards are a good way to highlight the strongest part of a story, whether it’s a visual component or a tidbit that competitors don’t have.
Local news’ bundling of hard news, soft news, and other information used to be a major selling point, but the audience now believes there are better sources elsewhere for most of it.
We found that while these laws have a chilling effect on political and media debate, they do not reduce misinformation harm.
In the transition into post-Covid life, more and more news outlets in the U.S. are opting to keep putting on some virtual events even as in-person ones return.