January 2020: Ordway, Denise-Marie. Rated false: Here’s the most interesting new research on fake news and fact-checking. January 10, 2020
LogicCheck: an educational web site that uses the news of the day to illustrate the steps and skills required to become a thoughtful consumer of the news." Jonathan Haber has set up to check "not only facts, but the arguments into which facts fit."
Patel, Vimal. (2019, October 31). Colleges are losing control of their story. The banh-mi affair at Oberlin shows how. Chronicle of Higher Education. (Misinformation? Disinformation? What's the proper category?)
MediaWell: An initiative of the Social Science Research Council "to make academic research on dis- and misinformation available to a wider audience."
Bilton, Ricardo (2017, February 2). Reddit’s /r/worldnews community used a series of nudges to push users to fact-check suspicious news [An approach to checking for fake news: A combination of fact-checking, rating news sources - using algorithms and users. Full report of this study]
Dewey, C. (2016, November 17). Facebook face-news writer: 'I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me.' The Washington Post. [One of many articles about Paul Horner, a comedian who makes money by posting fake news on Facebook. Where does the money come from?? Ads!]
Domonoske, C. (2016, November 23). Students have a dismaying inability to tell fake news from real, study finds. NPR.org
Downes, Stephen. (2016, November 21). Post truth and fake news [Blog post]. [Stephen Downes is an Canadian educator.In 1995 he put out a website on logical fallacies that is archived in various places on the Web. See http://www.fallacies.ca/ (I hope he is being facetious about taking down satirical sites like The Onion.) ]
Gershon, L. (2016, November 16). Ninteenth-century clickbait. JSTOR Daily. [Fake and/or misleading information is not necessarily a new phenomenon.]
Maheshwair, S. (2016, November 11). How fake news goes viral: A case study. New York Times.
McCoy, T. (2016, November 20). For the 'new yellow journalists,' opportunity comes in clicks and bucks. The Washington Post. [“LibertyWritersNews illustrates how websites can use Facebook to tap into a surging ideology, quickly go from nothing to influencing millions of people and make big profits in the process.”]
Sample, Ian. (2020, January 13). What are deepfakes - and how can you spot them? The Guardian.
Shane, S. (2017, January 18). From headline to photograph, a fake news masterpiece. New York Times
Siddiqui, F., & Svrluga, S. (2016, December 4). N.C. man told D. C. pollice he went to D.C. pizzeria with gun to investigate conspiracy theory. The Washington Post. [Comet Ping Pong, Pizzagate]
Spector, Carrie. (2017, October 4). Stanford scholars observe 'experts' to see how they evaluate the credibility of information online Stanford. Graduate School of Education. "The fact checkers read laterally, meaning they would quickly scan a website in question but then open a series of additional browser tabs, seeking context and perspective from other sites."
Skwarecki, B. (2017, October 2). How to spot lies on social media after a mass shooting. Lifehacker. [Written after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, October 1, 2017).
Woolf, C. (2016, November 16). Kids in Macedonia made up and circulated many false news stories in the US election. PRI's The World. [Why did kids in Macedonia make up false news stories? Money! Where does the money come from? Ads!]