An international study finds that people who rate coronavirus conspiracy theories as more reliable are much less likely to say they will get vaccinated.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 conspiracy fake-news
An early example of fake news has been found in the 3000-year-old Babylonian story of Noah and the Ark, which is widely believed to have inspired the Biblical tale. Nine lines etched on ancient clay tablets that tell the Gilgamesh Flood story can now be understood in very different ways – according to a Cambridge academic.
Nov. 26, 2019 • ~4 min
Study of thousands of players shows a simple online game works like a “vaccine”, increasing skepticism of fake news by giving people a “weak dose” of the methods behind disinformation.
June 25, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: fake-news media
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