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Regulating Big Tech will take pluralism and institutions | View

The need to regulate Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, or Amazon is now daily news. This week”s scandal involving…

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Science

A maize meme shows why you shouldn’t trust social media

By James Wong Victor Habbick Visions/Science Photo Library/Alamy I FIND the enormous potential of social media to share scientific knowledge…

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Europe

Frank Leavers: As I was saying before i was so rudely interrupted!

It seems that an advert on British television, whereupon a slim woman confronts her former chubby self – has been…

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Science

Smart reporting tool could combat fake news on encrypted chat apps

By Chris Stokel-Walker WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to secure messages Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Fears about the spread…

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Tech

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media’s Trust Issue?

The study found that with a group of just eight laypeople, there was no statistically significant difference between the crowd…

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Tech

‘Prebunking’ Health Misinformation Tropes Can Stop Their Spread

The scene comes into focus: A car is driving down a winding mountain road at night. Suddenly, the headlights flicker,…

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Tech

China Aims Its Propaganda Firehose at the BBC

Chinese trolls and fake news websites have been attacking the BBC in a bid to undermine its credibility, new research…

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Europe

People of the pandemic: The French infectious diseases expert fighting viral fake news

Issued on: 09/08/2021 – 07:13 Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, an expert in infectious diseases at Paris Bichat hospital, has joined a United…

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Health

Thousands jam Philippine vaccination sites over false news

Thousands of people have jammed coronavirus vaccination centers in the Philippine capital after false news spread that unvaccinated residents would…

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Tech

Let’s Keep the Vaccine Misinformation Problem in Perspective

The most visible vaccine-skeptical public figures, the likes of Tucker Carlson or Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), understand this. They don’t…

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