Media Coverage

Happy to report that David Rand and I have been chosen as the “researchers of the year” for 2017 by Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network: see link


The AtlanticIs There Any Hope for Facebook’s Fact-Checking Efforts?
The AtlanticWhat Facebook and Google Can Learn From the First Major News Hoax
BloombergTrump’s ‘Dangerous Disability’? It’s the Dunning-Kruger Effect
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%
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 StatesmanFish food and fascism: What two viral stories in one morning tell us about 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 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/a>
The OutlineThe problem isn’t whether people can identify fake news
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
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
ThinkProgressFacebook’s war against fake news isn’t working
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


North American: Scientific American Link1 Link2 Link3 / The Washington Post Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4 / The New York Times / LA Times / Huffington Post Link1 Link2 / Wall Street Journal Link1 Link2 / Forbes Magazine / The New Republic / Vox Link1 Link2 / Vice (US, UK, Canada) / NBC News / CBC / UPI Link1 Link2 / NPR Link1 Link2 / Time Magazine / / Bloomberg Link1 Link2 / Nautilus Magazine / New York Magazine Link1 Link2 Link3 / Men’s Health Magazine / Prevention Magazine / Buzzfeed / Quartz Link1 Link2 Link3 / Exchange Magazine / Link1 Link2 / MTV News / Maxim / Business News Network / Marie Claire / The Daily Beast / University Herald / Reuters / MicToronto Star / Dozens of local outlets (e.g. Toronto Sun, London Free Press, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Medicine Hat News,, Jersey Tribune, Chicago Tribune, etc.)
Various international: The Guardian (UK) / The Independent (UK) / The Telegraph Link1 Link2 (UK) / The Daily Mail Link1 Link2 (UK) / ITV (UK) / Daily Mirror (UK) / The Week (UK) / The Irish Times (UK) / RT (Russia) / International Business Times Italia (Italy) / GQ (Italy) / Luxembourg Wort / Generation NT (France) / Slate (France) / Les Echos (France) / La Presse (France) / Gesundheit Stadt Berlin (Germany) / ComputerWelt, (Germany) / De Morgen (Belgium) / Movilonia (Spain) / Quesabesde (Spain) / La Gaceta Salamanca (Spain) / Infosalus (Spain) / 20 Minuten (Switzerland) / Kathimerini (Greece) / Capital Bay (Australia) / New Zealand Herald / Malaysian Digest / Malay Mail Online (Malaysia) / Merdeka (Indonesia) / National Geographic (Indonesia) / Singapore Star / Kicker Daily News (Phillipines) / Kuam News (Guam) / Vietnam Express / Nhân Dân (Vietnam) / Cambodia Times / (Bangladesh) / MSN News (India) / Times of India (India) / The Economic Times (India) / / The Express Tribune (Pakistan) / iTechBahrain / Médias 24 (Morocco) / Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) / Oman Daily Observer / Nigeria News / News24 (Nigeria) / Sowetan (South Africa) / Sunday Times (South Africa) / (South Africa) / Oaxaca Capital (Mexico)


CTV National News / CTV News Kitchener-Waterloo / Global National News (co-author interviewed) / Business News Network