Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Fake News and Fact Czeching


Why QAnon is attracting so many followers in Australia — and how it can be countered

EVERY COUNTRY HAS THEM: We can see a range of events or conspiracy theories that have helped QAnon appeal to increasing numbers of followers in Australia.

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What the Postal Service story can teach us about misinformation

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Africa Check sees huge growth in its WhatsApp podcast debunking widely circulated misinformation

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The U.S election has all the ingredients to become a river of ​​disinformation

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Platforms scramble to contend with QAnon. Are they too late?

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Are you writing about ‘the Russian COVID-19 vaccine?’ Avoid clickbait headlines and publish explainers

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Op-eds and editorials may be fact-checked, says Facebook

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Madonna and Bocelli: COVID-19 also shows that our heroes are not so perfect

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Why claims of hypocrisy work in the spread of misinformation