As the nation faces another contentious election cycle, the spread of misinformation continues to be rampant. Scholars wanted to explore the predictability of whether or not people would seek and share misinformation without first fact-checking it. In the realm of politics, two distinct layers often twine together: political partisanship and…

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Posted: January 30, 2024

Misinformation – false information that is unintentionally presented as fact – is a major issue in modern society. The current media landscape, dominated as it is by social media, allows information of all kinds to spread widely and rapidly. While this can be hugely beneficial when it comes to providing…

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Posted: September 29, 2023

A new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) and crowdsourcing labels can minimize biased perspectives in fact-checking processes. The findings by Won-Ki Moon, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, and Northeastern University Journalism Assistant Professor Muojong Chung were featured in “AI as an Apolitical…

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Posted: September 18, 2023