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“We also found systematic differences between the parties in the U.S., where Republican politicians were found to share untrustworthy websites more than nine times as often as Democratic politicians.”
Over 70% said they were proud of their work and would pursue a journalism career again.
We tend to blame the glut of disinformation in science on social media and the news, but the problem often starts with the scientific enterprise itself.
“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.