• 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.

  • 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.