REVIEW A study in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine, published at the end of November 2022, generated renewed discussion over the effectiveness of mask-wearing against COVID-19. According to the social media analytics tool Buz
Was "even the media" prosecuted during the 1945-46 Nuremberg trials of Nazi Germany's leadership and "put to death for lying to the public"? No, that's not true: This claim misrepresents the purpose of these historical legal proceedings,
Internet companies might lose some protection from legal liability for user-generated content.The post How the Supreme Court Could Reshape Social Media appeared first on The Dispatch.
Suggests virologist’s death is linked to COVID-19 vaccines.
Does a photo circulating on social media show Lotta Volkova, a stylist for Paris-based fashion house Balenciaga, which is facing condemnation after releasing an ad campaign featuring children holding stuffed animals in bondage gear? No, t
The number of followers Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake have on Instagram suggests election fraud.
REVIEW On 13 November 2022, the website the Western Journal published an article with the headline “Poster Boy for Vaccination Campaign Dies Suddenly at Just 4 Years Old”. Posts sharing screenshots of this headline and the photo of a chi
The death of a 4-year-old who appeared in vaccination campaign posters is linked to vaccines.
REVIEW Despite scientific evidence demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccination effectively reduces the risk of severe disease[1-5], claims that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work or even make things worse persist in online spaces and social media. Such clai
The number of followers John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz have on Instagram proves the Pennsylvania Senate race was illegitimate.
This phenomenon is not indicative of fraud. Election night tallies are frequently not reflected in results when all votes have been counted.
Suggests that “since mostly Democrats vote early” then that represents “made-up ballots or dead people voting.”
Disinformation travels fast! With that in mind, MediaWise and Noticias Telemundo have teamed up again to create a course specifically informing you about the dangers of misleading information, and how […] The post Media Literacy 2.0 with MediaWis
SciCheck Digest A 62-year-old bodybuilder who had heart disease died after contracting COVID-19. But vaccine opponents are falsely suggesting that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine. He didn’t. He’d been vaccinated 18 months before his death
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/media-rush-to-assign-blame-after-attack-on-paul-pelosi/ The media h
"Kim Reynolds doesn’t think nurses are educated."
Quick Take A ballot question in Connecticut asks voters if they want to enact early voting. But a social media post falsely claims the proposal would also “remove the requirement of a certified seal from certain ballots.” The measure refers
An image of a magazine cover showing Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy drawing in money and weapons is circulating on social media.
Our analysis using Full Fact’s AI media-monitoring software has found more than 100 potentially misleading claims about the government’s Energy Price Guarantee—which is a cap on prices, not bills.
Over the last several weeks, Ye has doubled down on his antisemitic rhetoric. Social media users have reshared hate speech against Jewish people and credited Ye for their posts.
The diphtheria vaccine is a “poison dart” with side effects worse than the symptoms of diphtheria.
There are no photos of “Biden in the Oval Office” from after early 2021.
SciCheck Digest To study the role of the spike protein in the severity of COVID-19 illnesses, researchers exposed 10 mice prone to develop severe disease to a hybrid version of the virus. Eight mice died. Social media posts say researchers created a da
Media Literacy Week starts Monday. Follow @MediaWise on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for resources to make sure you go to the polls with the facts Nov. 8. Check out […] The post 5 media literacy tips to avoid election misinformation, fr
Right now, there is countrywide, ongoing unrest in Iran, spurred by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while she was in the custody of the “morality police,” a security force […] The post Iran’s media blackout sets the stage for state vio
Kid Rock posted “Zelensky just bought his parents an $8,000,000 villa, complete with a salt water pool & 3 brand new vehicles.”
Quick Take The CEO of a company that maintained poll worker data for Los Angeles County has been arrested as “part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information” of those poll workers, according to Los Ange
Can former President Donald Trump be reinstated by a Supreme Court decision in the case of Moore v. Harper? No, that's not true: Lead Stories asked legal experts about the claim and they said there's no chance that Trump could be reinstat
ATHENS, Greece — Dubious news and online content is everywhere. Even here, in the birthplace of democracy. The challenges facing media outlets across the globe are many, including widespread public […] The post Greeks don’t trust their media.
The challenges facing media outlets across the globe are varied and widespread, but they appear to be particularly severe in Greece. Journalists and innovators in fact-checking are trying to address the tide of misinformation.
A single screenshot of a news report from March has led to claims that the BBC exaggerated the situation in Ukraine.
Judy Tenuta, a brash standup who cheekily styled herself as the “Love Goddess” and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in the 1980s golden age of comedy, has died.
REVIEW In late September 2022, Hurricane Ian hit several parts of the U.S., leaving a trail of destruction, with Florida and South Carolina being the most affected areas. Around the same time, social media posts began to appear, suggesting that U.S.
Judy Woodruff and Chris Stirewalt approach news delivery differently. Woodruff, the longtime “PBS NewsHour” anchor and managing editor, emphasizes neutrality and keeping her personal opinions to herself. Stirewalt, the former […] The
“PBS Newshour” Managing Editor and anchor Judy Woodruff and former Fox News Political Editor Chris Stirewalt approach news delivery differently, but both believe in journalists’ ability to tap the power of words to inform the American electorate.
How do you get dedicated Fox News viewers to drop Tucker Carlson for a month and change the channel? Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Yale University landed […] The post How partisan television media fuels persistent ec
Can Americans escape partisan news echo chambers? Researchers David Broockman of the University of California, Berkeley and David Rothschild of Microsoft Research discuss cable news and misinformation in the United States.
Rockefeller's speech was taken out of context to mislead people. He did not thank the media for helping him take complete control over the world.