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Princeton University: Political polarization and its echo chambers: Surprising new, cross-disciplinary perspectives from Princeton

Princeton University: Political polarization and its echo chambers: Surprising new, cross-disciplinary perspectives from Princeton

Much like an overexploited ecosystem, the increasingly polarized political landscape in the United States — and much of the world — is experiencing a catastrophic loss of diversity that threatens the resilience not …

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AP News: Inside the ‘big wave’ of misinformation targeted at Latinos

AP News: Inside the ‘big wave’ of misinformation targeted at Latinos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year’s presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning …

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Politico: Why American Politics Is So Stuck — and What New Research Shows About How to Fix It

Politico: Why American Politics Is So Stuck — and What New Research Shows About How to Fix It

Why does American politics feel so stuck these days, with bipartisan bills vanishingly rare and solutions seemingly taking a back seat to constant attacks? Our newly published research suggests an answer — …

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News Literacy Project: Combating COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

News Literacy Project: Combating COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

As part of a comprehensive effort to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines that are being released to fight it, NLP created this resource page. It includes free resources for educators, …

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NY Times: Help! I’m Stuck in a Knowledge Bubble and I Need to Get Out.

NY Times: Help! I’m Stuck in a Knowledge Bubble and I Need to Get Out.

Paul Finebaum is a very well known person in America. His four-hour simulcast radio show and television show center on college football and, specifically, the Southeastern Conference, and he has an audience …

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Rand: Reining in COVID-19 Disinformation from China, Russia, and Elsewhere

Rand: Reining in COVID-19 Disinformation from China, Russia, and Elsewhere

During the pandemic, the rapid spread of information has been a powerful force for good: Doctors and researchers have shared their findings on the best ways to prevent and treat COVID-19, and …

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LA Times: What Facebook knew about its Latino-aimed disinformation problem

LA Times: What Facebook knew about its Latino-aimed disinformation problem

It was October 2020, election conspiracy theories threatened to pull America apart at its seams, and Jessica González was trying to get one of the most powerful companies in the world to …

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Forbes: Spotting Misinformation On Social Media Is Increasingly Challenging

Forbes: Spotting Misinformation On Social Media Is Increasingly Challenging

Whether it is about the presidential election, climate change, or Covid-19 vaccines and the delta variant, misinformation continues to spread rampantly across social media. According to a Pew Research Service study from …

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Washington Post: Misinformation on Facebook got six times more clicks than factual news during the 2020 election, study says

Washington Post: Misinformation on Facebook got six times more clicks than factual news during the 2020 election, study says

A new study of user behavior on Facebook around the 2020 election is likely to bolster critics’ long-standing arguments that the company’s algorithms fuel the spread of misinformation over more trustworthy sources. …

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PBS News Hour: Millions depend on private messaging apps to keep in touch. They’re ripe with misinformation

PBS News Hour: Millions depend on private messaging apps to keep in touch. They’re ripe with misinformation

Kinza Chaudhry cringes when she gets a WhatsApp message full of forwarded health advice from a family friend or distant cousin. It might be a message about treating diabetes or thyroid disease …

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