SOURCE: Nieman Lab
The Good News and the Bad News about (Mis)Information – Historians Included
Recent studies of media consumption and conspiracy theory adherence suggest misinformation is not terribly influential on political behavior. Unfortunately, neither is mythbusting, given the social and cognitive complexity of belief.
Who and What to Believe about Ukraine?
by Walter G. Moss
Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war test our ability as citizens to be aware of our biases in search of information and understanding.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Why Following Joe Rogan Seems Easier than Following the Science
by Yair Rosenberg
"But in order for this science to be followed, it has to include the science of how people interact with each other. In other words, there has got to be a science of the virus, and there’s also got to be a science of society."
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
Teaching in the Age of Disinformation
Despite many professors' confidence in their ability to foster discussion of controversial subjects, studies suggest avoidance is a much more common approach. Historian of political rhetoric Jennifer Mercieca works to make students more direct and purposeful consumers of news.
How Abraham Lincoln Confronted—and Helped Spread—Political Misinformation
by Elizabeth Mitchell
Today's media makes it easier to identify stories with reporters who have a track record for credibility (or lack thereof), and harder for political partisans to plant misinformation, though as even Honest Abe's track record shows, politicians will use disinformation to their advantage as much as they can.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
Lara Trump Seems To Have Gotten Her Abraham Lincoln Quote From A Meme — And It’s Wrong
Lincoln may have once shared the sentiment, just not the actual words.
Viral Social Media Posts Offer False Coronavirus Tips
Posts are circulating false and misleading tips on social media — in some cases wrongly attributed to Stanford University — about how people can monitor and avoid the coronavirus.
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