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Rumors of Chris Pratt’s being a ‘MAGA Bro’ show how Twitter’s...

Aaron Duncan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln When actor Chris Pratt found himself trending on Twitter on Oct. 17, it wasn’t because of his new film or...

Out-of-context photos are a powerful low-tech form of misinformation

Lisa Fazio, Vanderbilt University When you think of visual misinformation, maybe you think of deepfakes – videos that appear real but have actually been created...

4 ways to protect yourself from disinformation

Elizabeth Stoycheff, Wayne State University You might have fallen for someone’s attempt to disinform you about current events. But it’s not your fault. Even the most...

Too many people think satirical news is real

R. Kelly Garrett, The Ohio State University; Robert Bond, The Ohio State University, and Shannon Poulsen, The Ohio State University In July, the website Snopes...

Clean up your cyber-hygiene – 6 changes to make in the...

Elissa Redmiles, University of Maryland Data breaches, widespread malware attacks and microtargeted personalized advertising were lowlights of digital life in 2018. As technologies change, so does...

Threats remain to US voting system – and voters’ perceptions of...

Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County As the 2018 midterms proceed, there are still significant risks to the integrity of the voting system –...

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...

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...

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