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Google and YouTube take steps to shut off climate denial monetization

  • October 8, 2021
Google and its subsidiary YouTube will prohibit advertisers, publishers, and content creators from monetizing climate denial on their platforms, the…
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Facebook ‘profit over safety’ whistleblower comes forward

  • October 4, 2021
The former Facebook employee who leaked internal documents to the Wall Street Journal revealed her identity as 37-year-old Frances Haugen…
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QAnon is building a global movement and an army of supporters

  • June 2, 2021
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ―Fyodor Dostoyevsky…
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Small, local newspapers can help reduce polarization with a focus on local issues

  • May 27, 2021
By Johanna Dunaway,  Joshua P. Darr, and Matthew P. Hitt If you’re confused about opinion journalism and what it is,…
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Your diet is more than what you eat

  • May 20, 2021
“Success is the sum of small efforts—repeated day-in and day-out.” —Robert Collier. Most of us make a concerted effort to take…
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The only way to fight back against disinformation is to disarm the culprit

  • May 18, 2021
“The biggest problem is that Facebook and Google are these giant feedback loops that give people what they want to…
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Recognizing misinformation on the web takes critical thinking skills, it also requires critical ignoring

  • May 17, 2021
By Sam Wineburg The web is a treacherous place. A website’s author may not be its author. References that confer…
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QAnon alive and kicking: Supporters of the conspiracy movement have infiltrated all levels of local government

  • April 26, 2021
By Sophie Bjork-James By this point, almost everyone has heard of QAnon, the conspiracy spawned by an anonymous online poster…
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Is it misinformation, disinformation, or a hoax? Spotting the difference.

  • April 21, 2021
By Michael J. O’Brien and Izzat Alsmadi Sorting through the vast amount of information created and shared online is challenging, even…
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If we don’t push back on the ‘legions of half-truths’ and lies, America will go the way of the dodo bird

  • March 23, 2021
“Our minds are constantly being invaded by legions of half-truths, prejudices, and false facts…” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Imagine…
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