Efforts to combat online lies continues

Social media companies are gearing for a avalanche of lies during the election season. The plans look similar to those employed in earlier campaigns, inadequate for combating falsehoods. (The New York Times, August 23, 2022, by Stuart A. Thompson)

Three British academics conducted a study to test a theory that videos posted on YouTube could help people recognize lies on social media. The videos sought to “immunize” viewers against manipulation techniques and logical fallacies. (NiemanLab, August 25, 2022, by Jon Roozenbeek, Sander Van Der Linden and Stephan Lewandowsky)

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