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A bogus headline seems both more true and more familiar to people when it’s accompanied by a photo of any kind.
Sometimes it’s the sort of basic Internet skill you might take for granted — like knowing how to search a web page — that can stop someone from sharing fake news.
“What we saw was a tendency to accept almost all images at first glance, regardless of subject area.”
One-fifth of the ads on climate misinformation videos were from Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, or other green/environmental groups.
“Highly emotionally provocative information stands a stronger chance of lingering in our minds and being incorporated into long-term memory banks.”
Three researchers argue the dangers of deepfakes are overblown, but they will still require journalists to give thought to how they handle unconfirmed information.
If you’ve ever wondered what “Nieman Lab written by robots” would look like, this is the piece for you.