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“Persistent debates about what constitutes ‘fake news’ and distinctions between other types of false information are mostly distracting.” Plus: A guide to covering misinformation without burning your news org or your readers, and a discussion of filter bubbles as not-really-a-thing.
Plus: All those researchers who were supposed to get Facebook disinformation data will have to wait a bit longer.
Plus, a new free course for online fact-checking taught via workspace app Notion.
Plus, which Facebook pages get the largest percentage of “angry” reactions.
Plus: Alex Stamos and Renee DiResta are launching an “observatory” for internet abuse at Stanford, and misconceptions about disinformation.
Plus: How college students evaluate fake vs. real news, and an algorithm that doesn’t just identify fake news but explains why.
Plus: A fake news game that seems to inoculate players against fake news.
“In the U.S., though there are some outlets with populist audiences — such as Fox and HuffPost — it is clear that the majority of outlets have audiences that are predominately non-populist left, such as The New York Times.”
Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to identify made-up news as a “very big problem.” They are also more likely to say that they see it “often,” and they are three times as likely as Democrats to blame journalists for creating it.
Plus: A new raft of misinformation research to read, and the actual dollar cost of anti-vaxxing.