The facts on the table: from fake news to filter bubble
Fact and fiction. Sense and nonsense. In order to be able to make the distinction between what is true and what is false, we should inform ourselves. But what if we are guided by incorrect or one-sided information? If we allow something like fake news to influence our position on, for example, climate change or whether or not to vaccinate children?
In this dossier, researchers from Utrecht University look for the truth behind incorrect or one-sided information. At how we actually arrive at facts. And what consequences misinformation can have for people and society, now and in the past.
Empowered citizens can learn what fake news is
How can people distinguish news from fake news, for example when it comes to Covid-19? The website stopcoronafakenews.com gives advice and guidance.
Democracy is due for a major renovation
Should the truth, or the will of the people be central to democracy? Ingrid Robeyns discusses this question with Frank Ankersmit in Dutch newspaper Trouw.
Online media should provide more insight into their algorithms for combating fake news
An expert group with Professor Madeleine de Cock Buning advises politicians, schools and the media in a European report on disinformation.
How can you make migrant youngsters mediawise and prepare them for a future in the Netherlands?
The project Mediawise by making media has been accepted within the route Resilient and Meaningful Societies of the Dutch National Research Agenda.
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