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The free online game Bad News has been shown to help people resist common techniques used to convince people that false information is actually true. This is good because free things that are online don’t have the barrier to entry that most activities have right now (i.e. “I can’t afford to exist” and “I can’tContinue reading “4 ways we can build on 2020’s Bad News to deliver even more in 2021”
During the measles outbreak of 2019 Anti-Vaccine Facebook groups increased their membership more than Pro-Vaccine groups, with some growing by over 300%. Contrastingly there were no Pro-Vaccine groups which grew by more than 100% (and most groups grew by less than 50%). If Anti-Vaccine groups continue to grow at a higher rate than Pro-Vaccine groups,Continue reading “4 reasons why Anti-Vaccine Facebook groups are winning over the Undecided masses”
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2021 is off to a rousing start with a couple of days in the highest tier of coronavirus protection followed by approximately three months of complete lockdown. Anyway, this is where I’m tracking what I want to get done this year, since I’m not going to get much done in real life (AGAIN): Database UpdatesContinue reading “DisinfoDB 2021 Goals”
With the Coronavirus vaccine just over the temporal horizon people who are interested in disinformation are probably going to be having one or two conversations about vaccine conspiracies with friends and loved ones. To help people prepare for those conversations I recently created some e-learning content detailing the background of the conspiracy that the CoronavirusContinue reading “Bill Gates and the Microchip Conspiracy”
In this update I want to highlight ten key articles added to the database in September.