Fake News

Total 40 Posts

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and the dangers of excessive positivity.

6 min read
‘Prozac leaders’ believe their own rhetoric that “everything is going well”. But this wishful thinking can quickly contaminate organisations, and has been disastrous during the pandemic.

Widespread health misinformation on Facebook.

3 min read
Facebook poses a major threat to public health, according to new report.

Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: One in six British people would refuse a vaccine.

4 min read
Research on conspiracy theories can help people become receptive to health. Work needs to happen now to counter related anti-vaccine narratives.

Social media helps reveal people’s racist views – So why don’t tech firms do more to stop hate speech?

4 min read
The likes of Katie Hopkins may be slowly disappearing from social media sites but less extreme and obvious racism is still widespread.

It can’t happen here – And then it did.

4 min read
For almost a century, American popular culture has perpetuated the idea that only journalists working in foreign countries could be in danger.

Coronavirus – Fake news less of a problem than confusing government messages.

6 min read
Cardiff University’s news diary study during the pandemic found the public were confused about a number of issues and became more critical of the UK government.

Donald Trump’s attacks on social media threaten the free speech rights of all Americans.

5 min read
The US president is punishing Twitter for using a factcheck to point out that one of his tweets is incorrect.
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