Many of the most popular news stories about health research include overstated findings or substantial inaccuracies, suggests a new study.
Claire Wardle, a research fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, created a glossary so everyone has a shared vocabulary to discuss "fake news" and the spread of bad information online.
In an article that originally appeared in Harvard Business Review, we explain what scholars know to date about the reach and impact of bad online information and what works to prevent and stop it.
Tammy Patrick, once a federal compliance officer for the Maricopa County Elections Department in Arizona, offers eight tips to help journalists improve their coverage of U.S. elections.
The crowd has wisdom, sure, but it also has capital. Now academics are turning to crowdfunding to finance their research.
We spotlight some of the most interesting academic studies published in early 2018, which delve into topics such as fake news, audience analytics, populism, virtual reality and fact-checking.
Foodborne illness can hide in our favorite comestibles. Luckily, researchers are developing tools to identify outbreaks and mitigate risks.
Research on consumer attitudes toward digital privacy and the practices of tech companies that shape data collection and use policies.
A new online course from First Draft -- our partner across the hall at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center -- helps journalists use free tools to track down, source and verify information they find online.
Smartphones are distracting. New research shows this distraction can lead to boredom, antisocial behavior and unhappiness.