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It’s time to look more critically at data journalism

A conversation with Jonathan Gray and Liliana Bounegru, editors of the Data Journalism Handbook 2: Towards a Critical Data Practice. SOURCE: Medium.com - European Journalism Centre

Why Do People Fall for Fake News?

Are they blinded by their political passions? Or are they just intellectually lazy? An opinion piece by psychologists Dr. Gordon Pennycook and Dr. David Rand. SOURCE: The New York Times

700 False News Stories In Serbian Tabloids In 2018

According to Serbian fact-checking portal Raskrikavanje, more than 700 false or unverified news stories were published on the front pages of three Serbian tabloids (Informer, Alo and Srpski Telegraf) in 2018.These false or unfounded...

Fake News, Real Money: Ad Tech Platforms, Profit-Driven Hoaxes, and the Business of Journalism

Through 20 interviews with stakeholders in online advertising, this study looks at how the programmatic advertising industry understands “fake news,” how it conceptualizes and grapples with the use of its tools by hoax publishers...

Inequalities in the home influence children’s digital opportunities

Parenting for a Digital Future releases the fourth in its series of reports from its nationally representative survey of UK parents of children aged 0-17. This report highlights why digital inequalities matter in our...

2018 was a Rough Year for Truth Online

The internet has always been awash with misinformation and hate, but never has it felt so inescapable and overwhelming as it did this year. From Facebook’s role in fanning the flames of ethnic cleansing...

11 key readings on children’s data and privacy online

11 studies we have found valuable for insights on how children conceptualise privacy, their (often frustrated and resigned) interactions with digital environments, their understandings of data, and the role of parents in children’s privacy...

Misinformation and critical digital literacy: To trust or not to trust?

As governments, institutions, civil society and industry seek to tackle the challenges posed by misinformation, improving the public’s media literacy and/or digital literacy is often cited as a potential solution.Gianfranco Polizzi, a PhD researcher...

How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes

“We have seen this rapid rise in deep learning technology and the question is: Is that going to keep going, or is it plateauing? What’s going to happen next?” SOURCE: Nieman Lab

The skills kids need to avoid getting fooled by fake news

A large-scale study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education found that young people at every stage from middle school to college were consistently unable to differentiate news from advertising, or false information from...