• Can AI speak up for science?

    Jon Whittle     |      April 30, 2024

    AI tools are already being widely used in science. But can they, and the science they help produce, be trusted?

  • Navigating the minefield of misinformation

    Andrew Perfors     |      April 11, 2024

    We’re bombarded with misinformation by criminal scammers, foreign governments and ideological zealots, but we can make it easier to identify and avoid by being aware of our own biases and emotions.

  • Don’t blame the west for Russia’s war

    Peter Tesch     |      March 21, 2024

    Russian propagandists and anti-western agitators will blame anyone and anything except the greed and brutality of Vladimir Putin for Russia’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine.

  • Talking together

    Mario Peucker     |      November 21, 2023

    The fight against misinformation and disinformation must be combined with rebuilding trust in public institutions, parliaments, governments, the courts, the media and the police and create a more cohesive and less polarised society.

  • Countering the conspiracy mongers

    Zim Nwokora     |      November 19, 2023

    Trying to shut down conspiracy theories with laws and regulation isn’t working so it may be time to try something different.

  • Cutting through the noise

    Blake Johnson     |      October 27, 2023

    Education must play a role in helping the population of democratic nations like Australia sort through the noise on social media and find proper sources of reliable information online.

  • Trumping truth with lies

    Open Forum     |      September 7, 2023

    Conspiratorial content spread on social media platforms during the first Republican presidential debate garnered more than three million views according to QUT researchers who also found that X (formerly Twitter) is a haven for disinformation, especially in spreading the debunked theory that Donald Trump won the 2020 election.

  • Tackling misinformation through co-regulation

    Andrea Carson     |      July 16, 2023

    Australia’s new approach to tackling fake news on digital platforms involves more stick and less carrot than previously.

  • Misinformation and hallucinations

    Gale Sinatra     |      May 28, 2023

    Generative Artificial Intelligence is the latest miraculous product of scientific knowledge but could also be used to promote science skepticism and denial.

  • 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.