‘Fake news’: Incorrect, but hard to correct. The role of cognitive ability on the impact of false information on social impressions (LVL 4)
A study of how corrections to misinformation are understood by people and demonstrate that even once fake news has been debunked it may still persist in place of the truth for some groups of people.
Google think tank’s report on white supremacy says little about YouTube’s role in people driven to extremism (LVL 4)
YouTube’s algorithm has been found to direct users to extreme content, sucking them into violent ideologies.
Disinformation driven via bots that game the AI systems of social media platforms to reinforce racial myths and attitudes as well as the racial bias embedded in the AI of the social media platform itself.
Ad-delivery is controlled by the advertising platform (eg. Facebook) and researchers have found evidence for particular ad delivery skewing along racial lines for housing ads and for jobs (job ads for janitors and taxi drivers were shown to a higher number of minorities compared to white users).