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The AtlanticIs There Any Hope for Facebook’s Fact-Checking Efforts?
The AtlanticWhat Facebook and Google Can Learn From the First Major News Hoax
The AtlanticWhy It’s Okay to Call It ‘Fake News’
BloombergTrump’s ‘Dangerous Disability’? It’s the Dunning-Kruger Effect
BloombergThink You’re Smart About Politics? You Might Be Libertarian
Boston HeraldMIT scientist charts fake news reach
BuzzfeedDear France: You Just Got Hacked. Don’t Make The Same Mistakes We Did
BuzzfeedFacebook Says Its Fake News Label Helps Reduce The Spread Of A Fake Story By 80%
CBC‘It’s more about laziness’: U of R Prof talks fake news and why some fall for it
Irish TimesWhy producing bulls**t requires few convictions
LA TimesGoogle and Facebook aren’t fighting fake news with the right weapons
The GuardianThe Nobel peace prize is a who’s who of hawks, hypocrites and war criminals
New ScientistLazy thinking – not bias – is the real reason we believe fake news
New StatesmanFish food and fascism: What two viral stories in one morning tell us about fake news
New StatesmanWhy the invention of the fridge could be responsible for our love of fake news
NewsyExpert Says Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ Perpetuate Misinformation
New York MagazineA Beginner’s Guide to Calling BS
The New York TimesWhy the Fact-Checking at Facebook Needs to Be Checked
Nieman LabYou see it, you buy it: Just being exposed to fake news makes you more likely to believe it
Nieman LabWhen it comes to the academic study of fake news, “bullshit receptivity” is a thing
Nieman LabAdding a “disputed” label to fake news seems to work, a little. But for some groups, it actually backfires
Nieman LabCrowdsourcing trusted news sources can work — but not the way Facebook says it’ll do it
Nieman LabFacebook might downrank the most vile conspiracy theories. But it won’t take them down.
NPRThe Psychology Of Fake News
OZYThink you’re immune to BS? Nope, we all fall for the pseudo-profound
The OutlineThe problem isn’t whether people can identify fake news
Pacific StandardThe Least Analytical 2016 Voters: Democrats Who Supported Trump
PNAS News FeatureThe genuine problem of fake news
PoliticoTagging fake news on Facebook doesn’t work, study says
PoliticoGOP voters trust CNN, NY Times over Breitbart, InfoWars
QuartzWe asked Deepak Chopra, the guru of sayings that mean nothing, to fact-check his own tweets
SalonFake news: Much more than Facebook scams and Russian trolls
Scientific AmericanHow Fake News Will Get Worse
The Smithsonian MagazineStudy Looks at Why We All Spew So Much BS
Skeptic MagazineA Note from Michael Shermer, Editor, Skeptic Magazine, on Why We Published “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” Hoax Exposé
SlateA Surprising New Study Says Facebook’s Ridiculed Plan to Rate the Media Could Actually Work
Slate: Facebook’s Revamp Includes an Effort to Fight Fake News
ThinkProgressFacebook’s war against fake news isn’t working
TimeHow Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News
VoxWhy Megyn Kelly may help spread Alex Jones’s lies even if she calls them bullshit
VoxThe science behind why fake news is so hard to wipe out
VoxWhat constant smartphone photography is doing to our memories
Wall Street JournalFine-Tune Your B.S. Detector: You’ll Need It

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