Gender bias doesn’t affect how we view robots

People gender robots, but it doesn't affect how we view their competence at different tasks, new research finds. We just think they're bad at most jobs.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology beliefs bias gender humor robots social-lives

Belief in democracy dropped after Trump impeachment

A new survey of experts and average Americans shows a decline in perceptions of the health of US democracy around the time of President Trump's impeachment.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs democracy us-presidents united-states

These words and views suggest who dehumanizes immigrants

The language Americans use and their support for certain policies like the death penalty indicate who's most likely to dehumanize immigrants.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs immigrants language politics racism rhetoric united-states

Kids with ‘nice’ sexist views hold hostile ones, too

Kids who hold views called "benevolent sexism" are more likely to hold hostile sexist views, as well, research finds.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs gender

Polarizing messengers make simple issues political

Why do seemingly noncontroversial issues add to political divison in the US? It turns out, the messenger may matter more than the message.

Liz Entman-Vanderbilt • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs food politics

People think ‘fake news’ works more on others

The "third-person effect" may account for why people think they aren't as influenced by fake news as other people, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs business internet journalism social-media

Why COVID-19 deniers stick to their beliefs

Even as the number of deaths rises, some COVID-19 deniers are sticking to their belief that the pandemic is overblown or even fake. An expert explains why.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture beliefs covid-19 trust

Model could help replace nonsense online with real facts

A new model could shed light on how false information spreads through social networks online.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs internet internet-of-things journalism social-lives social-media

Watch out for myths about COVID-19 ‘miracle cures’

Lots of people believe in misinformation and myths about COVID-19 causes and "cures," a new survey shows. But the results weren't all bad.

Stanford • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine beliefs bias internet journalism social-media survey

How do people react to fake news on social media?

"We wanted to understand what people do when they encounter fake news or misinformation in their feeds. Do they notice it? What do they do about it?"

U. Washington • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs internet journalism social-media

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