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Modern design and social media leveled the playing field for news outlets. But in doing so, they helped lies and hoaxes thrive alongside reputable sources.
A new artificial intelligence system called GROVER can create extremely plausible fake news stories. Why would anyone build something like this? Why, to fight fake news of course!
Both Finland and the United States have a serious fake news problem, but only one of them has been successful in tacking it. How this played out is both instructive and disturbing
Social media and computers didn’t create a world filled with fake news and confirmation bias. We did. But the technology definitely helped...
Now, when there are actual consequences for advancing the Pizzagate conspiracy, Alex Jones is running away from it.
If scientists don't get aggressively involved in policy and soon, there might not be much science left for them to do...
If you thought fake news were bad, welcome to the hell that is fake fact checking.
While pervasive, deceptive fake news seems to be a new phenomenon for the public, the science world has been trying to battle their version of it for years.
The Daily Mail, an infamously fact-averse tabloid, decided to fire a preemptive shot against Snopes by smearing its founders and screaming bias.