People remember when governments lie to them and it lowers their satisfaction in government officials.
This is what happens when the fringe becomes mainstream.
An international study finds the vast majority of 15-year-olds can't tell when they're being manipulated.
A large new study uses an online game to inoculate people against fake news.
The truth is a messy business, but an information revolution is coming. Danny Hillis and Peter Hopkins discuss knowledge, fake news and disruption at NeueHouse in Manhattan.
Is misinformation causing outbreaks of diseases long thought curable? A recent study found that just a simple "heads up" about fake news can help save thousands of lives.
A new study explains why and how people choose to avoid information and when that strategy could be beneficial.
A college course on how to recognize "bullshit" addresses fake news, memes, clickbaiting and misleading advertising.
The spreading of misinformation and doubt has undermined support for climate change. Despite broad consensus from climate scientists that humans are largely responsible for climate change, only 27% of Americans think there is agreement. New research points to a possible way to "vaccinate" against this misinformation.
A careful analysis by two economists finds that phony journalism had little influence on voters and the outcome of the election.
A recent tweet from Donald Trump plummeted the value of Lockheed Martin's stocks. What implications does this hold about the economic influences of social media?
“Memory is a poet,” Marie Howe once remarked, “not an historian.” When it comes to fake news, our minds can be easily and permanently misled.
Why do people believe fake news? It's not because it gets shared all over Facebook; it's because they don't trust mainstream news. And Snopes agrees with them.
Don't believe everything Google tells you. Facebook and Google are taking measures against fake news, but it's becoming clear that it's a symptom of a bigger problem.