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“Some participants even developed false memories about the fake stories they had read…’Remembering’ previously hearing a fake COVID-19 story seemed to make some people in our study more likely to act in a certain way.”
We found that while these laws have a chilling effect on political and media debate, they do not reduce misinformation harm.
This is a guide to identifiable patterns in the variety of tactics used to classify and act on information credibility across platforms.
Some college students surveyed showed substantial media literacy — but being able to recognize a fake story didn’t always deter them from sharing it.
Learning to ignore information is not something taught in school.
We need new tools to ensure visual media travels in secure ways that keep us safer online. Overlays are among these tools.
In April, various right-wing media outlets created an online frenzy that attacked and firmly politicized “vaccine passports” — positioning the idea as a new political flashpoint in the pandemic culture war.
Our research found that posts that came from influencers, as well as women without enormous numbers of followers, and that cited scientists or other scholars, received more likes, comments, retweets and hashtags.