Overlays: How journalists can avoid amplifying misinformation in their stories
Applying an overlay to images of misinformation prevents further amplification of harmful content.
Chinese-made vaccines are being subject to misleading narratives
Misleading information about China's Covid-19 vaccines could have global ramifications.
How fringe candidates use misinformation to gain outsized online influence
Social media allows some fringe candidates to gain online reach they wouldn't otherwise have
Vaccine Misinformation Insights Report: April
This is the first installment of a four-part series, to be published at the start of each month, that provides a summary of the key trends and insights on information disorder related to vaccines over the past 30 days.
An introduction to live audio social media and misinformation
What ‘the pivot to audio’ means for misinformation research and platform moderation.
Scientists can’t predict the future, but they can help us prevent misinformation
Exploring collaborative solutions between science communicators and journalists to help combat misinformation.
Climate change conspiracy memes on Instagram extend across the web
Thousands of Instagram posts using hashtags such as #climatehoax and #globalwarmingisfake have garnered at least half a million views, likes or comments on the platform.
How 4chan and 8kun users rely on YouTube videos to spread climate change denialism
As journalists and researchers have focused on addressing Covid-19 falsehoods over the past year, conspiracy theories and misinformation linked to an altogether different global crisis — climate change — continued to spread online.
Vaccine misinformation in Papua New Guinea draws on distrust of authorities
Misinformation may undermine the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines in Papua New Guinea, already struggling with insufficient medical staff and supplies.
Banned sites and pro-Russian networks are driving anti-Pfizer vaccine disinformation
Highly misleading articles framing Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine as an unsafe experiment for ‘guinea pigs’ were spread across both fringe and mainstream social media platforms.
We need to know more about political ads. But can transparency be a trap?
The complexities and contradictions of calls for increased transparency around online advertising.
Vaccine infertility claims on YouTube sweep across fringe platforms
False claims on YouTube asserting vaccines are abortion drugs and cause infertility are being used as evidence to support conspiracy theories on fringe platforms.