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Aspen Institute: Commission on Information Disorder Final Report

Aspen Institute: Commission on Information Disorder Final Report

Information disorder is a crisis that exacerbates all other crises. When bad information becomes as prevalent, persuasive, and persistent as good information, it creates a chain reaction of harm. Read Full Report …

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NBC News: Latinos more likely to get, consume and share online misinformation, fake news

NBC News: Latinos more likely to get, consume and share online misinformation, fake news

Latino audiences are more likely to receive, consume and share fake news and misinformation online compared to the general population, a new Nielsen report on U.S. Latinos shows. The data and information firm looked …

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CNN: Bush alludes to US Capitol rioters when condemning violent extremists behind 9/11 attacks

CNN: Bush alludes to US Capitol rioters when condemning violent extremists behind 9/11 attacks

(CNN)Former President George W. Bush called on Americans Saturday to confront domestic violent extremists, comparing them to violent extremists abroad and warning that they are “children of the same foul spirit.”In a …

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The Conversation: How ‘engagement’ makes you vulnerable to manipulation and misinformation on social media

The Conversation: How ‘engagement’ makes you vulnerable to manipulation and misinformation on social media

Facebook has been quietly experimenting with reducing the amount of political content it puts in users’ news feeds. The move is a tacit acknowledgment that the way the company’s algorithms work can be a problem. …

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Brookings: How technology and the world have changed since 9/11

Brookings: How technology and the world have changed since 9/11

On Sept. 11, 2001, one of us (Darrell) was teaching a political science course at Brown University, while the other (Nicol) was four days away from her wedding in Westchester County. The …

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Yale News: ‘Likes’ and ‘shares’ teach people to express more outrage online

Yale News: ‘Likes’ and ‘shares’ teach people to express more outrage online

Social media platforms like Twitter amplify expressions of moral outrage over time because users learn such language gets rewarded with an increased number of “likes” and “shares,” a new Yale University study …

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Harvard News: How the government can support a free press and cut disinformation

Harvard News: How the government can support a free press and cut disinformation

The mainstream news industry has been in sharp decline since the 1990s, owing to a series of financial and cultural changes brought by the rise of the internet. Amid the closing or …

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POV: America’s Greatest National Security Threat

POV: America’s Greatest National Security Threat

We are having the wrong national-security debate in this country. Neither Russia’s nuclear arsenal, China’s rapidly modernizing nuclear force, or even North Korea’s advancing nuclear capability pose the most pressing existential threat …

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Brookings: How partisan polarization drives the spread of fake news

Brookings: How partisan polarization drives the spread of fake news

If platforms and policymakers are to devise effective solutions to the proliferation of fabricated news stories online, they must first establish an understanding of why such material spreads in the first place. …

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The Panther: Analysis | Fake news may contribute to political polarization

The Panther: Analysis | Fake news may contribute to political polarization

Many have asserted that the American people are in the midst of a divided nation. People may blame their opponents, some may never see eye-to-eye and others may stand by their guard …

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