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Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

September 13, 2019

Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media launches technology that instantly detects the use of fake accounts to manipulate…
Climate change: Simple guidelines can slow the spread of fake news on Facebook

August 20, 2019

In this era of conflicting ideologies, fake news about climate change—especially on Facebook—can embolden those who remain unconvinced…
Worries Grow about the Impact of ‘Deepfakes’ on the upcoming Presidential Election

June 17, 2019

‘Deepfakes’ – a portmanteau of ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake’ – which refers to the use of artificial intelligence…
People who see meaning in random patterns often fall for fake news based on hollow statements

April 28, 2019

It is really easy to trick people into believing false statements. Pepper in some fancy words, throw in…
OpenAI Hesitates to Release Full Version of its New Highly Effective Text Generator due to Ethical Concerns

February 27, 2019

A new language model developed by the non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research organisation OpenAI is allegedly capable of…
Do images of the brain make us more likely to believe what we read?

September 24, 2018

Whether in a newspaper or online, news articles can be supported with an image of a brain scan…
Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

August 24, 2018

An algorithm-based system that identifies telltale linguistic cues in fake news stories could provide news aggregator and social…
Fake News Can’t Fool New Algorithm

August 1, 2018

A University of California, Riverside, computer scientist has received reinforcements in his battle against fake news. Snap Research,…
Negative Information Becomes more Negative and Impervious to Correction as it Spreads Person to Person

June 13, 2018

According to new research conducted by the University of Warwick, news stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters,…
The Science of Fake News: A Credible Proposition

March 20, 2018

It’s hard to escape fake news these days. Bogus information passed off as authoritative media seems ubiquitous, especially…
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