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“Existing efforts to expose disinformation and build trust are not enough. But the fact that more funders and news organizations are centering them is promising.” Sharon Moshavi
“‘Informing democracy’ is not enough in an age of rampant lies about elections and public health and climate. Fact-checkers need to be more assertive in getting truthful information to the audience that needs it.” Bill Adair
“Because publicly funded educational institutions are committed to promoting informed debate and preparing the nation’s future citizens, my colleagues and I believe they remain some of the most promising places to try this approach.”
COVID-19 wasn’t the most common issue that workshop participants brought up. Neither was politics. What was? Consumer fraud.
“I don’t want to build animosity between my neighbors because of information I can’t confirm.”
“Why do people fail to update their beliefs in light of clear evidence to the contrary? Our research provides an answer: partisanship is a powerful factor that can lead people away from accuracy.”
“One of our approaches here is thinking if we manage [to get] platforms and the companies to put attention into Spanish-language misinformation in the U.S., that is going to benefit our regions in the long term.”
“How can you make people discuss [information] instead of polarizing them further?” A new study offers some clues.
“The more that a study looked like the real world, the less fact-checking changed participants’ minds.”
How broadcasters challenge false or misleading information while maintaining high standards of impartiality has become increasingly challenging.