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OpenMind Magazine launched just a month ago, with a goal of “tackling science controversies and deceptions.”
Achieving a more transparent and less manipulative online media may well be the defining political battle of the 21st century.
Many Russians, in light of the Kremlin’s crackdown of independent media, are also turning to the messaging app for information.
“How can you make people discuss [information] instead of polarizing them further?” A new study offers some clues.
But that could change if people tire of defending against an onslaught of misinformation.
Lists, liveblogs, maps.
“[Labeling] was the major intervention that Facebook said it was going to do, and it hasn’t done it.”
“We counted all the native advertisements between 2014 and 2019 we could find from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.”
Highly impulsive people who lean conservative are more likely to share false news stories. They have a desire to create chaos and won’t be deterred by fact-checkers.
“Just one previous exposure is enough to make information seem more credible.”