Five election misinformation campaigns to avoid resharing

As the final votes get counted, what results can you trust? (Halimqd/Deposit Photos/) Kate Starbird is an associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. Jevin West is an associate professor and director of the Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington. Renee DiResta is a research […]

College students struggle to spot misinformation online as 2020 election approaches

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Don’t fall for the premise that young people, otherwise known as “digital natives,” are immune to misinformation. That’s the message from Stanford University researchers who say their new research provides further evidence that college students are prone to being deceived online. The new study from the Stanford History Education Group shows […]

A consensus document on the state of the science of combating misinformation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the current flood of misinformation and “fake news” undermining democracies around the world, a consensus document that summarizes the science of debunking has been published by a team of 22 prominent researchers of misinformation and its debunking. Well-informed political deliberation cannot occur when citizens and politicians are entangled in the […]