One of the world's leading experts on public knowledge and ignorance explains why consumers of misinformation are often as much to blame as producers.
It wasn't just autocrats who were frequently tempted to address "fake news" about the pandemic through state pressure and coercion.
The alarm aroused by the Disinformation Governance Board is understandable given the administration’s broader assault on messages it considers dangerous.
Alejandro Mayorkas fails to inspire much confidence in the new group run by Nina Jankowicz.
The co-founder of "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" talks about the power of decentralization and the rise in subscription models for journalism.
The board's head says she is dedicated to "protecting free speech," but she has also expressed direct opposition to "free speech absolutists."
The online encyclopedia's decentralized, Hayekian approach provides a model for Elon Musk as he assumes control of Twitter.
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"Ukraine biolabs" is a textbook example of why the mainstream media's push to outlaw so-called disinformation is irresponsible.
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A Russian-Ukrainian woman describes how Russians are being fed misinformation.
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The surgeon general's definition of misinformation includes statements that are arguably or verifiably true.
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From to-go cocktail bans to Neil Young to teachers unions, the pandemic has provided a convenient pretext for selfish advancement.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to put HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, the former California attorney general with a reputation for being a partisan hack, in charge of "health disinformation" online.
Political polarization drives social media use, rather than the other way around.
Amazon's customers are apparently unable to judge the veracity of COVID-related information for themselves.
The Pew Research Center found that support for censorship is increasing.
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Live-and-let-live political types are stuck between cultists and totalitarians.
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Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
DIY manufacturers scramble to reduce shortages, as public health officials send mixed messages about the efficacy of broader use.
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"There's no question public health would benefit dramatically if everybody switched completely to e-cigarettes."
The video Abbott shared was not of a homeless person—it was a mentally ill person having a serious episode. Whoops.
It may be time to hire a libel service.