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Why Our Brains Love Fake News

By Apricot | Mar 21, 2019

Myles Bess breaks down the research around why our brains can so easily make us believe that fake news is real news. Ever have an argument with someone, and no matter how many facts you provide, you just can’t get that person to see it your way? One big reason for this is cognitive bias,…

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The No Alternative Facts Questionnaire

By Apricot | Mar 16, 2019

The ‘No Alternative Facts’ project aims to improve the media literacy and critical thinking skills of young adults in order to help them determine what is ‘fake’ and what is real. If you are under 30 years of age we would love to hear you views on this! Please complete this short questionnaire – it…

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Momo Challenge – BBC Looks at How A Hoax Can Soon Become Viral

By Apricot | Mar 16, 2019

You can quickly see from the coverage of the ‘Momo’ story from the BBC how something can quickly gain momentum and credibility even with what we might normally perceive as credible news sources. It’s a great example of how we should all apply critical thinking when presented with information before perhaps hitting the share, like…

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Claire Wardle: More Than Fake News – Understanding the Disinformation Ecosystem

By Apricot | Mar 12, 2019

Talk from Claire Wardle, Executive Chair of First Draft. An organisation dedicated to supporting journalists, academics and technologists working to address challenges relating to trust and truth in the digital age.

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Cambridge Analytica | The Propaganda Machine

By Apricot | Mar 9, 2019

Video put together by the Guardian newspaper that explains how Cambridge Analytica were able to harvest Facebook data and profiling to influence networks of people.

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How Critical Thinking Counters Misinformation

By Apricot | Mar 9, 2019

Quick video from Newsy on how critical thinking can help to counter misinformation and alternative facts.

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How Real is Fake News? TEDx

By Apricot | Mar 9, 2019

How Real Is Fake News? | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDx University of Nevada Was the effort to focus America’s attention on the idea of “fake news”—itself a propaganda effort? Connect the dots and learn who’s behind it and why. It’s not what you think. Sharyl Attkisson is a five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of…

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BBC Video on Fake News and Alternative Facts

By Apricot | Mar 9, 2019

Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through Critical Thinking Skills and Media Literacy.

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