Fake News

Total 40 Posts

COVID-19 misinformation: Scientists create a ‘psychological vaccine’ to protect against fake news.

5 min read
A ‘psychological vaccine’ has the potential to counter belief in COVID-19 conspiracies. If enough people could gained a sufficient level of psychological immunity to misinformation, fake news wouldn’t have a chance to spread as far and as wide as it does currently.

Health warning about Vitamin Davis.

5 min read
This is a health warning about Vitamin Davis, and COVID-19, and pre-prints, and vitamin D.

Step 1 was, a new President. Step 2 is, restore news media trust.

8 min read
The mainstream US news media must play a meaningful role in preventing the next attempt to overthrow American democracy.

The BBC is allowing intellectual laziness.

3 min read
Why the BBC should encourage critical thinking rather than promote its so-called impartiality.

‘I won the election’ – How powerful people use lousy lies to twist reality.

5 min read
Lying can be more than just telling a few fibs. It can also be used to communicate social status and make a person appear loyal to a particular group.

Fact-checking Covid-19 disinformation.

4 min read
Fact-checking a strange digital deception that went on at the weekend about UK hospitals trying to create the idea that Covid-19 is not serious or stressing the NHS.

The ‘crazy uncle’ in the Oval Office: How Donald Trump’s social media use changed US politics.

6 min read
Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It is unlikely.
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