• Hitting misinformation for six in the Pacific

    Romitesh Kant     |      July 11, 2022

    A shortage of resources and investment from major digital platforms has left the Pacific region battling a campaign of misinformation and under-moderation.

  • Images and distorted facts

    Andrew Perfors     |      June 1, 2022

    Social media has made it easier to spread information – and lies – than ever before, and understanding how we comprehend the world is the key to sifting facts from fiction.

  • Breaking the “illusion of consensus”

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2022

    UNSW psychology researchers have produced guidelines for better communication of key messages and ways to avoid misinformation.

  • Does misinformation matter?

    Paul Kenny     |      February 1, 2022

    Are many of the beliefs about the problem of conspiracy theories and misinformation on the internet myths in themselves?

  • Booting up AI to combat misinformation

    John Cook     |      December 13, 2021

    Machine learning could hold the key to understanding and combating online misinformation on climate change and other vital issues.

  • Wake up sheeple

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      September 24, 2021

    Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion despite a flood of misinformation online.

  • We need herd immunity against vaccine misinformation

    Open Forum     |      May 14, 2021

    A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE revealed over 103 million people globally liked, shared, retweeted or reacted with an emoji to misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Defending democracies from disinformation and foreign interference

    Danielle Cave     |      April 23, 2021

    Democracies can take steps to mitigate the risks of cyber-enabled foreign interference, and increase their power by banding together to attribute, raise costs and deter interference by hostile states.

  • Fact-checking the fact-checkers: Platforms are failing the misinformation test

    Andrew Moshirnia     |      April 22, 2021

    Social media platforms still aren’t doing enough to tackle the misinformation spread by bots, foreign propagandists and conspiracy peddlers.

  • Vaccinating against misinformation

    Australian Academy of Science     |      January 17, 2021

    Australia’s top scientists urge Australians to continue to consult reputable sources of evidence-based information about COVID-19 vaccines.

  • China’s COVID origins cover-up

    Open Forum     |      January 15, 2021

    The Chinese Communist Party continues to resist attempts to investigate the origins of COVID-19 and persecute citizens who told the truth about it, while pushing falsehoods through its worldwide media machine.

  • Why it’s so hard to fight online misinformation

    Rosalie Gillett     |      April 15, 2020

    Before sharing something, think carefully about where it came from. Verify the source and its evidence, double-check with independent other sources, and report suspicious content to the platform directly. Now, more than ever, we need information we can trust.