Mitigating Misinformation

Misinformation is a growing societal concern around the world, despite decades of debate over the roles of information media in mass democracies. How are activists, scientists, corporations, and other actors attempting to mitigate misinformation? For many, adding more technology has been the answer, while others have focused on media literacy or fact checking. At this stage, what responses seem to hold the most promise? 

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Last year, Leezel Tanglao traveled to the Philippines as part of an immersion program from the Filipino Young Leaders Program, a nonprofit organization of leaders that aims to advance the Southeast Asian country and the Filipino community. Tanglao, a HuffPost senior editor, and a dozen or so professionals of Filipino descent were introduced to government […]

While some in the creative community on TikTok joke about the coronavirus vaccine or tease people who are part of the anti-vaccine movement, scientists and coronavirus vaccine participants are hoping to be a source to fight misinformation on the app. In February, a scientist who goes by Dr. Noc on TikTok started noticing a need […]

Memes, often in the form of humorous images and videos, are a major part of how people communicate on the internet, but they can also be used to spread disinformation. We’ve been looking at how these memes can present false and misleading information about Covid-19 vaccines, feeding into concerns about their efficacy or safety. […] […]

Democrats and Republicans alike have been eagerly grilling the CEOs of social media companies lately about their complicity in spreading disinformation. This is being done under the implied threat that if they don’t do something, Congress will do it for them. I have a problem with this. Two problems, actually. First, everyone would be outraged […]

Ahead of the U.S. election and in anticipation of a flood of misinformation around the vote, Alex Stamos, who directs the Stanford Internet Observatory, helped set up the Election Integrity Partnership to detect and mitigate election-related misinformation. This week on Lawfare‘s Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Stamos talks with Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic […]

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