A team at the Pew Research Center conducted a public opinion survey in eight countries of Western Europe about trust in news media in relation to how people place themselves on a left/right and on a populist/non-populist axis. Attention was also given to how people use social media as a source for news. (Published in May 2018)
The lesson plans – developed by MediaSmarts, a not-for-profit organization that promotes digital and media literacy – are designed to help educators teach their students about their privacy rights, and to navigate the complex digital environment safely and responsibly.
Only 2% of children and young people in the UK have the critical literacy skills they need to tell if a news story is real or fake, according to a report from the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills in Schools.
For the first time, this year's reports features finding on news literacy in 37 countries, along with those on misinformation.
A growing number of governments around the world are embracing hacking to facilitate their surveillance activities. Privacy International has released a new briefing and related podcast to highlight examples of government hacking for surveillance and explain what government hacking is.
This report by Electronic Frontier Foundation provides objective measurements for analyzing the policies of major technology companies when it comes to government-requested censorship.
The report by Data & Society draws on in-depth interviews by scholar Whitney Phillips to showcase how news media was hijacked from 2016 to 2018 to amplify the messages of hate groups.
A new report by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) analyzes case studies in 5 countries to elucidate how new forms of distributed online censorship have undermined the public sphere, and with it, freedom of expression and press freedom.
Hoaxy, Fakey and Botometer are three powerful tools for studying and countering online misinformation and manipulation.