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“Ukraine’s successful strategy in the battle over information demonstrates the connection between armed conflict and information warfare.”
A new study finds that NewsGuard’s credibility ratings for news sites helped steer the most frequent consumers of misinformation towards more reliable outlets.
A body of research shows that stronger, not weaker, moderation of the information ecosystem is what’s needed to combat harmful misinformation.
“If you are surrounded on all sides by information that seems to confirm this particular belief that you have, and every time you search for something you get information that confirms your beliefs, it would actually be illogical for you to say, ‘You know what, I reject this.'”
“It’s not simple media literacy. It’s a tough nut to crack.”
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.
From headlines to familiarity with news brands, people generally not tuned into the news use six main cues to decide which stories to trust.
“Our finding is that there’s no relationship.”
A new beta version would add significant friction to forwarding messages more than once — the latest in a line of structural changes meant to reduce how often misinformation goes viral.