Political symbols have a sneaky influence on your brain, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.
By Nsikan Akpan
President Donald Trump met with the publisher of The New York Times to discuss media coverage of his administration, including his oft-repeated accusation that the media is the "enemy of the people."…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and series producer Cameron Hickey have been researching junk news on the internet since the election, uncovering important storylines close to home.
By Fedor Kossakovski
Facebook’s news feed algorithm learns in great detail what we like, and then strives to give us more of the same -- and it's that technology that can be taken advantage of to spread junk news like a virus. Science…
By Miles O'Brien
By Cameron Hickey
As the country was reacting to the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election, concerns soared about the problems of misinformation or so-called “Fake News” spreading across social media. To understand the scale and shape of a problem that was incredibly…
Trump tweeted Monday that it was funny to watch “Fake News Networks” criticizing Sinclair for being biased. The president singled out CNN and NBC.
By Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press
It's become ubiquitous as a signal to a politician's supporters to ignore legitimate reporting and hard questions, as a smear of the beleaguered and dwindling local press corps, and as a way for conservatives to push back against what they…
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
False news -- inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact -- is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
By Tom Lobianco, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump demanded the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to a New York Times report that Trump quickly dismissed Friday as…
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