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Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear

How online fear feeds political smear campaigns, stock market rumors, and ISIS propaganda. SOURCE: Nautilus via Medium.com

Why Conspiracy Theories Work so Well on Facebook

Are we all just clicks away from identifying as ‘flat-Earthers’? SOURCE: OneZero via Medium.com

‘No image can be taken on face value’: Fake photos flood social media after...

A barrage of fake images in Kashmir. Jency Jacob had never seen anything like it. “We have been fact-checking since November 2016,” the Boom Live managing editor tweeted on Monday. “Never before has one...

Attacks in the Comment Sections: What It Means for News Sites

The research examined two main questions:1. Do uncivil comments on news stories make people perceive other site users and the news site more negatively?2. Do people make this evaluation about the news site based...

It’s Not Fake Video We Should Be Worried About — It’s Real Video

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the Syrian civil war, we've learned that a real video can be just as misleading as a fake one. SOURCE: BuzzFeed

Preparing young Europeans for the ‘digital future’?

Heated debates focus on new and emerging technologies in the lives of children, young people, families and schools. New research brings together the perspectives of tech industry insiders and those of young people, parents,...

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...