Misinformation and News Feeds

Algorithms are used in social media platforms like Facebook to select what to make most visible in people’s news feeds, reinforcing what they already consume based on their profile and interests. This can be gamed to deliberately show misleading information to serve various agendas.

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The Misinformation Edition of the Glass Room

The Misinformation Edition of the Glass Room

The Misinformation Edition of the Glass Room is an online version of a physical exhibition that explores different types of misinformation, teaches people how to recognise it and combat its…

Deepfakes and Disinformation

Deepfakes and Disinformation

Deepfakes and DisinformationEarlier this month, in the aftermath of a decisive yet contested election, MediaJustice, in partnership with MediaJustice Network member WITNESS, brought together nearly 30 civil society groups, researchers,…

‘Fake news’: Incorrect, but hard to correct. The role of cognitive ability on the impact of false information on social impressions

‘Fake news’: Incorrect, but hard to correct. The role of cognitive ability on the impact of false information on social impressions

‘Fake news’: Incorrect, but hard to correct. The role of cognitive ability on the impact of false information on social impressionsThe present experiment (N=390) examined how people adjust their judgment…

Google think tank’s report on white supremacy says little about YouTube’s role in people driven to extremism

Google think tank’s report on white supremacy says little about YouTube’s role in people driven to extremism

Google think tank’s report on white supremacy says little about YouTube’s role in people driven to extremismA Google-funded report examines the relationship between white supremacists and the internet, but it…

Is Facebook Doing Enough To Stop Racial Bias In AI?

Is Facebook Doing Enough To Stop Racial Bias In AI?

Is Facebook Doing Enough To Stop Racial Bias In AI?After recently announcing Equity and Inclusion teams to investigate racial bias across their platforms, and undergoing a global advertising boycott over…

Discrimination through optimization: How Facebook’s ad delivery can lead to skewed outcomes

Discrimination through optimization: How Facebook’s ad delivery can lead to skewed outcomes

Discrimination through optimization: How Facebook’s ad delivery can lead to skewed outcomesThe enormous financial success of online advertising platforms is partially due to the precise targeting features they offer. Although…