Media literacy efforts are intensifying, targeting students as they approach voting age. But some teachers struggle to “overcome that apathy.”
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that nearly three-quarters of respondents are extremely concerned about the spread of misinformation online.
Our reporters say that misinformation and disinformation on social media has only gotten worse since the 2016 election, and the threat is changing faster than social media companies can keep up.
Researchers have studied thousands of news stories about the spider to study how exciting information spreads. Their findings can be widely applicable.
British researchers and a team from Google have found that teaching people how to spot misinformation makes people more suspicious of it.