This week, skepticism about new platforms and disinformation mitigation methods flood Google news as new studies further define just how big of an impact of disinformation has on its readers. From shaping political processes to influencing harm, big tech, decision makers, and journalists alike certainly have their work cut out for them.
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How Disinformation Is Shaping The Political Process (NPR, Feb 28 2021)
Covid vaccine does not affect fertility but misinformation persists (The Guardian, Feb 28 2021)
To Quash Disinformation, Researchers Must Work With Journalists (Wired, Feb 26 2021)
Disinformation threatens evidence-based policymaking (The Strategist, Feb 26 2021)
Conspiracy theories start to take hold at age 14, study suggests (The Conversation, Feb 24 2021)
The Disinformation Vaccine: Is There a Cure for Conspiracy Theories? (Rolling Stone, Feb 24 2021)
How memes became a major vehicle for misinformation (Axios, Feb 23 2021)
A promising step forward on disinformation (Microsoft, Feb 22 2021)
Clubhouse’s rising popularity raises misinformation concerns (The Hill, Feb 21 2021)