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Rand is helping fight the spread of disinformation through its Countering Truth Decay initiative. For this initiative, researchers have developed a database of online tools to help information consumers, researchers, and journalists navigate an increasingly difficult information environment. Rand summarized its goals in three parts: To identify and collect a set of resources in one … Continue reading Research and Commentary on Truth Decay: RAND Corporation

This abstract is summarized by IPR from the original journal article published in The Journal of Medical Internet Research. Wasim Ahmed, BA, MSc, Ph.D., and colleagues aimed to develop an understanding of the drivers of the 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theory and strategies to deal with such misinformation. (The 5G conspiracy theory linked the launch of … Continue reading COVID-19 and the 5G Conspiracy Theory: Social Network Analysis of Twitter Data

This blog post, written by Dr. Terry Flynn and Tim Li, is based on a research paper by Gordon Pennycook, Assistant Professor at the University of Regina; and David G. Rand, Associate Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Key Findings • People often fall for misinformation, or … Continue reading When People Engage in “Cognitive Laziness,” They are More Likely to Accept Misinformation as Truth

Download the full report: 2019 IPR Disinformation in Society – Full ReportDownload the press release: Disinformation in Society – Press ReleaseDownload the slides: 2019 IPR Disinformation in Society Report – Shareable SlidesDownload social graphics: False News is a Problem, President Trump Key Findings and Disinformation Culprits  This is an IPR Signature Study. Thank you to our … Continue reading 2019 IPR Disinformation in Society Report