10+ Best Articles on Fake News
The most useful articles on fake news from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Fake News Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on fake news by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
- The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News
- A "psychological vaccine": Why prebunking is the best way to fight misinformation
- [Report] Bad News, By Joseph Bernstein
- Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth
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How To Spot Fake News
With misinformation all over the web, how do you discern fake news from real? Here are the characteristics of fake news and what to look for.
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A "psychological vaccine": Why prebunking is the best way to fight misinformation
By exposing people to small doses of misinformation and encouraging them to develop resistance strategies, "prebunking" can fight fake news.
What’s the best way to deal with a flood of misinformation? Maybe it’s time for some deliberate…
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«close to 65% of antivaccine content posted to Facebook and Twitter in February and March 2021 is attributable to just 12 individuals.»
It’s Game Over on Vocal Deepfakes
Real recordings will be called fake and fake recordings will be leaked as purportedly real. I don’t think the general population is prepared for this, and I worry that news media organizations aren’t…
Yes, it’s worth arguing with science deniers — and here are some techniques you can use » Nieman…
Plus: A fake news game that seems to inoculate players against fake news.
Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now
In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on fake news.
[Report] Bad News, By Joseph Bernstein
Selling the story of disinformation
«Is social media creating new types of people, or simply revealing long-obscured types of people to a segment of the public unaccustomed to seeing them?»
Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation
Under the guise of counterterrorism, the government is accelerating pressure on social media companies to crack down on speech the feds deem disinformation.
He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
By predicting the fake news scandals surrounding the 2016 US presidential election campaign, tech engineer Aviv Ovadya has become an early Cassandra of Silicon Valley. Yet today, Ovadya believes that your children will look at the post-2016 election fallout with nostalgia. He warns that AI-enhanced technology is steering the world toward a disinformation apocalypse. To learn more about Ovadya’s background and thinking, getAbstract recommends you read Charlie Warzel’s recent post on BuzzFeed News.
Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth
In the age of the Internet and social media, separating fact from opinion – and news from fake news – has become a challenge. A new phenomenon, which sociologist Keith Kahn-Harris refers to as “denialism,” has made its way into the public discourse: the use of pseudo-scientific arguments to advance a specific political agenda. If you wonder what motivates people to challenge established scientific consensus, getAbstract believes you will find answers in Kahn-Harris’s enlightening analysis.
The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News
Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating farther, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.
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