Fake news

Report

4 Oct 2018

This study is one of the largest analyses to date on how fake news spread on Twitter both during and after the 2016 U.S election campaign.

Report

3 Sep 2018

This report explores the challenge of teaching young people to separate fact from fiction in an age of online news manipulation. It also provides a detailed overview of recent research into news consumption trends in Australia and abroad, as well as the proliferation of misinformation...

Journal article

21 Jul 2018

This paper uses active audience approaches to media consumption to investigate and critique the phenomenon known as “fake news.”

Report

14 Jun 2018

In Australia, we see a rapid rate of change towards digital and mobile news. For the first time, Australians’ use of online news has surpassed traditional offline news sources. Interestingly, the majority of Australians still see television news services as the most trusted source of...

Report

Analyzing scriptural inference in conservative news practices
16 May 2018

This report is an ethnographic account drawn directly from Dr. Francesca Tripodi’s research within upper-middle class conservative Christian communities in Virginia in 2017. Tripodi uses Christian practices of Biblical interpretation as a lens for understanding the relationship between so-called 'fake news' sources and contemporary conservative...

Report

An initial exploration of the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life
20 Apr 2018

The current discourse about the diminishing role of, trust in, and respect for facts, data, and analysis is often hamstrung by the use of conflicting language and unclear or undefined terms. Without a common language with which to discuss the problem, which we are calling...

Discussion paper

26 Feb 2018

The ACCC encourages submissions responding to this issues paper from market participants, including media content creators/journalists, media outlets, digital platforms, advertisers, consumers, small businesses and industry associations.

Audio interview

26 Feb 2018

The ACCC is set to investigate the "bargaining power" of the Internet behemoths and whether that's affecting the quality and range of news supplied to Australian consumers.

Report

22 Feb 2018

Media literacy has become a center of gravity for countering “fake news,” and a diverse array of stakeholders – from educators to legislators, philanthropists to technologists – have pushed significant resources toward media literacy programs.

Report

16 Feb 2018

This report is intended to inform platforms, news organizations, media makers, and others who do not ask whether standards for media content should be set, but rather who should set them, who should enforce them, and what entity should hold platforms, the media industry, states,...

Report

29 Jan 2018

As news organisations battle charges of 'fake news' and face low levels of trust from a skeptical public, this study suggests that news outlets still play the largest role in content that gets shared on Twitter, at least when it comes to one contentious issue...

Report

8 Jan 2018

This research report has been promoted as the first scientific, data-based study of Americans’ exposure to fake news in the month surrounding the 2016 U.S. election.

Guide

A collection of recipes for those who love to cook with digital methods
7 Jan 2018

This guide responds to an increasing demand for understanding the interplay between digital platforms, misleading information, propaganda and viral content practices, and their influence on politics and public life in democratic societies.

Report

20 Nov 2017

This report details how young people in Australia consume and interact with news and media and underscores the need for a national direction in addressing media-literacy skills in young people.

Report

19 Oct 2017

Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled...

Audio

11 Oct 2017

There is growing concern about the impact of artificial intelligence on the global media landscape.

Audio interview

30 Aug 2017

The Duterte Government in the Philippines is driving a propaganda war on the back of the rising popularity of social media, especially Facebook, according to journalist, Maria Ressa

Guide

9 Aug 2017

This guide is intended to inform commentators, educators, policymakers, and others who seek appropriate words for describing the accuracy and relevance of media content.

Journal article

21 Jul 2017

This paper argues that ‘fake news’ is endemic to ‘information society’ as a whole, not just the internet or news media.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This paper analyzes the distribution of alternative facts and fake news as a phenomenon characterizing post-fact society and how journalistic work processes may promote and legitimize the distribution of misleading content.

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