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America’s Other Pandemic: Conspiracy Theories

America’s Other Pandemic: Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories like QAnon have spread like wildfire throughout the American right, and President Trump is fueling those false fires.

How To Counter Radical Right Narratives Head On

How To Counter Radical Right Narratives Head On

Redirecting people away from radicalizing content and towards counter-narratives is a counter-extremism tool that warrants more study.

How Mark Zuckerberg Helped Break American Democracy

How Mark Zuckerberg Helped Break American Democracy

Facebook has failed to protect its users from disinformation and extremist communities. Its attempts to clean it up are too little too late.

Media Literacy 101: How To Identify Fake News & Media Bias

Media Literacy 101: How To Identify Fake News & Media Bias

Given all of the domestic and foreign disinformation online, here’s a guide on how to discern media bias & how to identify actual fake news.

As QAnon Spreads, Social Media Companies Finally Step Up

As QAnon Spreads, Social Media Companies Finally Step Up

QAnon is engulfing the GOP and proliferating on social media. While they've failed in the past, social media companies are now taking this threat more seriously.

How Clickbait Created The Incel Industrial Complex And Monetized Misery

How Clickbait Created The Incel Industrial Complex And Monetized Misery

There have always been incels in one form or another. But now, they’re being recruited and kept enraged for political gain and profit.

Some 2020 Candidates Struggle To Get Verified On Twitter

Some 2020 Candidates Struggle To Get Verified On Twitter

While 10 QAnon Republican candidates are verified on Twitter, some Democratic candidates are having a hard time getting the blue check.

Social Media Needs To Do More To Tackle Disinformation

Social Media Needs To Do More To Tackle Disinformation

Social media companies have failed to contain disinformation. These companies, Facebook especially, have a moral and ethical duty to do so.

Debunking “Plandemic,” The Coronavirus Conspiracy Video

Debunking “Plandemic,” The Coronavirus Conspiracy Video

The viral conspiracy video "Plandemic" spreads anti-vaccine lies, false coronavirus claims, smears Dr. Fauci, and fabricates Dr. Judy Mikovits' record.

How Fake News Can Lead To Online Islamophobia

How Fake News Can Lead To Online Islamophobia

An analysis of YouTube comments and tweets finds that anonymity online leads to the spread of fake news, conspiracy theories, and hate.

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