Tag Archives: Misinformation

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 abstract, summarized by IPR and provided by the IPR Behavioral Insights Research Center, is based on a research paper written by Jon Roozenbeek and Sander van der Linden, Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. Jon Roozenbeek and Sander van der Linden, Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge designed a psychological intervention in the form … Continue reading How a Fake News Game Can Help Fight Against Online Misinformation

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