While misinformation can cancel our accurate statements about climate change, researchers report that delivering a 'vaccine, or preemptive exposure, to fragments of misinformation may cancel out the negative false news and help preserve the facts.
Researchers find disinformation regarding a link between vaccines and subsequent ill effects have a negative epidemiological impact, even when others don't believe the stories.
A new online game where users take on the role of fake news producers improves people's ability to discern real information from disinformation, irrespective of education, age, cognitive style or political views.
Using fear as a political platform has created a resurgence in feelings of tribalism. The utilization of fear as a political tool is uninformed, illogical and can result in increased social violence. A new study looks at the impact of the politics of fear on tribalism.
As a growing number of the general population reject scientific facts or misinterpret findings, researchers call for other scientists to achieve and maintain research integrity to obtain greater public trust.
The patterns of reasoning deceptive people use may serve as indicators of truthfulness, a new AI algorithm discovered. Researchers say reasoning intent is more reliable than verbal changes and personal differences when trying to determine deception.
A new mathematical model has the potential to accurately distinguish a misunderstanding from false information and lies.