You don’t need fake accounts to spread ampliganda online. Real people will happily do it.
The crowdsourced reference site can teach the CDC how to communicate in an era of rumors and shifting information.
Institutional experts haven’t adapted to today’s media ecosystem. Other commentators are filling the gap.
In 2020, false propaganda about voting came almost exclusively from the right, putting tech companies in a bind.
Society’s well-being depends on how well public-health officials and average internet users combat misinformation.
Fox News acknowledged Trump’s loss. Facebook and Twitter cracked down on election lies. But true believers can get their misinformation elsewhere.
QAnon has become a linchpin of far-right media—and the effort to preemptively delegitimize the election.
Disinformation campaigns used to require a lot of human effort, but artificial intelligence will take them to a whole new level.
If the authorities can’t satisfy the public’s desire to know more, others will fill the void with misinformation.
In a new era of tinfoil-hat diplomacy, official sources are legitimizing conspiracy theories from the internet.
After 2016, Americans are alert to Russian election interference, but domestic influencers are spreading discord on their own.