Fake News

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What you need to know about the largely right-wing Twitter alternative, Parler

Hereโ€™s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines, Parler.

Fighting the COVID-19 infodemic across Africa

To contain and mitigate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) misinformation pandemic needs multi-levelled, socio-cultural approaches.

Scientists to join in combating pseudoscience on social media

Conspiracy theories appear to explain what we canโ€™t control. They tend to confirm our bias, although false.

We also have to fight the COVID-19 โ€œinfodemicโ€

Research on social media propaganda shows that bystander inaction can encourage the proliferation of fake news. Anyone with access to the internet can contribute to the war on misinformation.

Impact of fake news and cybercrime in South Africa

South Africans have been called on to be more careful and responsible when sharing information regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on social media. This is to combat the rise of misinformation (fake news), which may be harmful to the society.

How conspiracy theorists build their online communities

Researchers analyzed eight years of Reddit posts from conspiracy theorists. Their findings have helped debunk some common myths about this somewhat alienated group of people.

The social media fake news conundrum

Misinformation can be dangerous. In the longer term, it undermines public confidence in guidelines and treatment information supported by robust scientific evidence. Misinformation, in other words, poisons the well.