Tackling Online Disinformation: An Educational Approach

By Apricot | Nov 25, 2020

Tackling Online Disinformation: An Educational Approach Virtual Conference: Wednesday 2nd December 15.00 – 18.00 CET Programme + Register Young adults today live in a globalised world where they are processing information from a wide variety of sources; where ‘Fake News’ is big news and where it’s difficult to tell what is real or deliberately made…

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Coronavirus: Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral

By Apricot | Jun 4, 2020

Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet. The UK Government is asking members of the public to submit examples. It has particularly requested submissions of disinformation spread in private groups and closed apps such as WhatsApp. Meanwhile, experts are calling on the public to practise “information hygiene”. So what can you do to stop the spread…

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Journalism: Why ‘fake news’ is actually good news | BBC Ideas

By Apricot | Sep 7, 2019

Journalism: Why ‘fake news’ is actually good news | BBC Ideas Interesting take on “fake news” from BBC Ideas and how it might actually be good for journalism. In this video LSE professor Charlie Beckett takes a look at “What is the future of journalism in a world of ‘fake news’, social media and citizen…

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Beware Online Filter Bubbles

By Apricot | Jul 28, 2019

Beware Online Filter Bubbles As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove…

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Journalism, fake news and disinformation: equipping journalism for the fightback

By Apricot | Jul 7, 2019

The targeting of journalists and news organisations – by states, populist politicians and deceptive corporate actors – makes fighting back against disinformation, misinformation and ‘malinformation’ a critical mission for journalism in 2019. But how can that best be achieved? What new knowledge, skills and tools do journalists and news publishers need to tackle the scourge…

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A Brief History of Disinformation

By Apricot | Jun 23, 2019

A Brief History of Disinformation Kaspersky Speaker: Matt Tait (University of Texas) There’s been a lot of talk in the media about “fake news” and “disinformation”, especially in relation to the hacking and disclosure of thousands of emails belonging to the DNC and John Podesta during the 2016 election. But while the DNC hack may…

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This one weird trick will help you spot clickbait

By Apricot | Jun 8, 2019

TED-Ed | This One Weird Trick Will Help You Spot Clickbait Test your wits with a set of hypothetical health studies and find out just how good you are at spotting clickbait. — Health headlines are published every day, sometimes making opposite claims from each other. There can be a disconnect between broad, attention-grabbing headlines…

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How Fake News Grows in a Post-Fact World – Ali Velshi – TEDx

By Apricot | May 25, 2019

How Fake News Grows in a Post-Fact World | Ali Velshi | TEDxQueensU

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Great TED-Ed video demonstrating how to apply critical thinking

By Apricot | May 21, 2019

Great Video From TED-Ed Explaining Some Basic Critical Thinking Skills Puzzle through a set of hypothetical health studies and headlines and see if you can spot what’s misleading about the headline. This particular video is based around medicine where there is often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines…

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