Tagged: disinformation

Can Cult Studies Offer Help With QAnon? The Science Is Thin - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 01, 2021

Michael Schulson Days before the inauguration of President Joe Biden, at a time when some Americans were animated by the false conviction that former President Donald J. Trump had actually won the November election, a man in Colorado began texting warnings to his family. The coming days, he wrote, would be “the most important since World War II.” … Read More

In an age of digital disinformation, dropping level 1 media studies in NZ high schools is a big mistake - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 05, 2021

Wayne Hope Primary and secondary school teachers engage with students who are constantly on devices — consuming, sharing and jointly creating texts, photos, videos and memes. Across social media, hate speech, conspiracy threads and health disinformation swamp evidence-based material. Fabrications and fragmentations of reality cannot be challenged in real time. Despite this massive influence on young minds, the government intends … Read More

Now let’s flatten the infodemic curve - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 08, 2020

It’s likely you’re being exposed to masses of Covid information on a daily basis, and not all of it will be reliable. Here are some tips for telling the difference, and stopping the spread. Thanks to Covid-19, most of us have a new word in our vocabulary. Epidemiology: the branch of medical science that deals with the who, what, when, … Read More