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Schools must equip students to navigate alt-right websites that push fake...

Jennifer Rich, Rowan University More than 60 percent of America’s middle and high school students rely on alt-right internet sites as credible sources for their...

Why you stink at fact-checking

Lisa Fazio, Vanderbilt University Here’s a quick quiz for you: In the biblical story, what was Jonah swallowed by? How many animals of each kind did Moses...

The countries that trust Facebook the most are also the most...

Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University The latest shoe has dropped on Facebook: Private data on 50 million users found its way to a shadowy research outfit,...

Writing’s power to deceive

Andrew Elfenbein, University of Minnesota When I was researching and writing my new book, “The Gist of Reading,” I wanted to explore long-held assumptions about...

Trump may owe his 2016 victory to ‘fake news,’ new study...

Richard Gunther, The Ohio State University; Erik C. Nisbet, The Ohio State University, and Paul Beck, The Ohio State University Could “fake news” have helped...

Market bubbles and sonic attacks: Mass hysterias will never go away

Barry Markovsky, University of South Carolina Ancient and quaint seem the days of witch crazes, demon scares and tulip manias. Instances of mass hysteria may...

Rather than being free of values, good science is transparent about...

Kevin Elliott, Michigan State University Scientists these days face a conundrum. As Americans are buffeted by accounts of fake news, alternative facts and deceptive social...

Blade Runner’s chillingly prescient vision of the future

Marsha Gordon, North Carolina State University Can corporations become so powerful that they dictate the way we feel? Can machines get mad – like, really...

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