Should we spend less time fighting misinformation and more time “fighting for information”?
"Journalists are quick to blame social media for spreading fake news but slow to examine their own role. They work within the web, a networked environment, but seem not to understand how that network works."
Russia's Sputnik battles for public opinion in Serbia
“Though Serbia has strong ties with Western Europe, most Serbs consider Russia to be their closest partner. That’s because of the narrative peddled by Kremlin-funded outlets like Sputnik, which dominate the airwaves.”
Does reading fake news actually change people’s behavior? This Covid-19 study says yes, a bit — but potentially an important bit
“Some participants even developed false memories about the fake stories they had read…’Remembering’ previously hearing a fake COVID-19 story seemed to make some people in our study more likely to act in a certain way.”
Stanford Social Innovation Review - KRISTIN M. LORD & KATYA VOGT
Strengthen Media Literacy to Win the Fight Against Misinformation (SSIR)
“If the world is going to stop deliberate or unintentional misinformation and its insidious effects, we need to radically expand and accelerate our counterattacks, particularly human-centered solutions focused on improving people's media and information literacy.”
What Keeps Fact-Checking Organizations up at Night | CMDS
This article summarises some of the findings from a CMDS report, which found that fact-checkers find reaching their audience, using social media effectively, gaining credibility, and achieving an impact the most important impact-related challenges in their work.