How We Can Teach Gen Z a Better Kind of Media Literacy
Young people's ability to navigate the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.
Here's What You'll Learn in a College Class on Calling Bullshit
The course, offered at the University of Washington, teaches that the proliferation of algorithms and data is making misinformation more widespread.
The Spread of Fake News Has Had Deadly Consequences in Mexico. Meet the People Trying to Stop It.
After an incorrect report spread on WhatsApp, a mob lynched two men in Acatlán de Osorio, Mexico. Fact-checkers came in and tried to uncover the truth of what happened.
Senior Citizens Are Most Likely to Share Fake News on Facebook
New research finds the 65-and-over demographic was most inclined to share fabricated news reports during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Fundamentalists Are More Likely to Fall for Fake News
So are dogmatic and delusion-prone people, according to new research.
An Information Scientist Talks Media Literacy, Political Memes, and the Value of Librarians
Alison Head, a co-author of a new report on the media habits of almost 6,000 college students, explains why news consumption has become an arduous task for younger generations.
The Goal of the 'Fake News' Canard Isn't Propaganda—It's Epistemic Chaos
What started as a political tactic has evolved into a social virus.
How Trump Weaponized 'Fake News' for His Own Political Ends
Fake news has become one more way for the president to distort truth—but the worst of what passes for it has little to do with press.
Inside Myanmar's Dangerous Media Repression Campaign
Journalists trying to cover the regime's brutal crackdown against the Rohingya have found themselves in the government's crosshairs.
In the 'Fake News' Era, Americans Increasingly Value Libraries
Local lending institutions remain trusted sources of information while trust in the media has hit an all-time low.
Trump's Approval Rating Continues to Fall, Even Among His Base
His ratings were again lowest among women, those aged 18 to 34, and minorities.