Misinformation and news quality on digital platforms in Australia: a position paper to guide code development
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released this position paper outlining its expectations for a voluntary code or codes of practice on misinformation and news quality to be developed by digital platforms.
This code of practice has been developed by the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI), a non-profit industry association that advocates for the interests of the digital industry in Australia. DIGI members include Google, Facebook, Twitter and eBay. It is a response to a request from...
To better understand the ways Americans get their news in the digital age, the Pew Research Center surveyed 9,220 American adults from 31 August to 7 September 2020. This report outlines the findings.
This research was funded by the Victorian Law Foundation to help better understand the attitudes and behaviours of people looking for and using legal self-help resources online to solve common civil law problems. The aim is to inform better design and deployment of digital self-help...
In this report, the authors investigate fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation.
This research report explores the benefits and challenges of engaging online for young people with intellectual disability from the perspective of young people themselves, their parents, carers and educators.
Who we turn to for information and how much we trust it: health information versus general information
Who do we turn to for health information and how much do we trust that information? Last year, the Policy Lab ran a representative survey of 1,000 Australians – as part of the Australian Cooperative Election Survey – to look at this very question. This...
This report proposes common-sense media literacy techniques to help prevent the spread of misinformation, as well as a series of experimental steps to reach out to conspiracy believers.
Creating a student-centered alternative to research guides: developing the infrastructure to support novice learners
Research and course guides typically feature long lists of resources without the contextual or instructional framework to direct novice researchers through the research process. This research offers academic libraries an alternative approach to existing methods of helping students.
This report is based on a national online survey of 2,196 Australians aged 18 and older, conducted between 18 and 22 April 2020. It examines how and where Australians are getting information about COVID-19, which sources they find trustworthy and what impact the intense news...