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.

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