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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...

Even after blocking an ex on Facebook, the platform promotes painful...

Anthony Pinter, University of Colorado Boulder ...

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...

Why people post ‘couple photos’ as their social media profile pictures

Amanda L. Forest, University of Pittsburgh and Kori Krueger, University of Pittsburgh As you scroll through your Facebook news feed, you see it: Your friend...

Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University We’re in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. Since 2010, depression,...

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but...

Damian Radcliffe, University of Oregon With the polarization of America’s media and politics reaching a fever pitch, many news consumers – “worn out by a...

People are increasingly interrupted at work, but it’s not all bad

Elana Feldman, University of Massachusetts Lowell An email pops up on your screen. It’s a client sharing a project update. A Slack message appears. It’s...

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...

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