Deepfakes: How to empower youth to fight the threat of misinformation and disinformation

Nadia Naffi, Université Laval The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2024 has issued a stark warning: misinformation and disinformation, primarily driven by deepfakes, are ranked as the most severe global short-term risks the world faces in the next two years. In October 2023, the Innovation council of Québec shared the same realization after months… Continue reading Deepfakes: How to empower youth to fight the threat of misinformation and disinformation

I went down the ‘rabbit hole’ to debunk misinformation – here’s what I learned about Big Ben and online information overload

Eli Gottlieb, George Washington University Big Ben was stolen from Palestine. So claimed an elderly woman, in Arabic, in a retweeted clip I received recently. Yes, that Big Ben: the great bell in the iconic clock tower of London’s Palace of Westminster. The British took it, she said, from a tower they demolished at Hebron… Continue reading I went down the ‘rabbit hole’ to debunk misinformation – here’s what I learned about Big Ben and online information overload

Even experts struggle to tell which social media posts are evidence-based. So, what do we do?

Erin Madden, University of Sydney; Katrina Prior, University of Sydney, and Louise Thornton, University of Sydney The debate on how to combat social media misinformation is as relevant as ever. In recent years, we’ve seen medical misinformation spreading alongside COVID, and political misinformation impacting the outcome of elections and national referendums. Experts have largely placed… Continue reading Even experts struggle to tell which social media posts are evidence-based. So, what do we do?

No, you’re not that good at detecting fake videos − 2 misinformation experts explain why and how you can develop the power to resist these deceptions

Sam Wineburg, Stanford University and Michael Caulfield, University of Washington Someone tracking the conflict raging in the Middle East could have seen the following two videos on social media. The first shows a little boy hovering over his father’s dead body, whimpering in Arabic, “Don’t leave me.” The second purports to show a pregnant woman… Continue reading No, you’re not that good at detecting fake videos − 2 misinformation experts explain why and how you can develop the power to resist these deceptions