YouTube more likely to recommend election-fraud videos to users already skeptical about 2020 election’s legitimacy

Journal of Online Trust and Safety (2022).″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> The y-axis indicates the share of human labels for videos that refute Trump’s claims (in blue), those that report on Trump’s claims neutrally (green), and those that endorse Trump’s claims (red). The x-axis indicates the θ value for topic #108. The total number of videos … Read more

Experiment on YouTube reveals potential to ‘inoculate’ millions of users against misinformation

A screenshot from the Inoculation Science video explaining Emotional Language use in misinformation. Credit: Inoculation Science Short animations giving viewers a taste of the tactics behind misinformation can to inoculate people against harmful content on social media slot when help in YouTube’s advert online experiment, according to a major led by the University of Cambridge. … Read more

Gender bias in search algorithms has effect on users, new study finds

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2204529119″ width=”800″ height=”451″/> Study 3 stimuli example. Google image search results for the search term “peruker” in the high-inequality condition (90% men, 10% women; Left) and the low-inequality condition (50% men, 50% women; Right). Credit: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2204529119 Gender-neutral … Read more

Diametrically opposed social media users starting to agree that enough is enough

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Schoolchildren huddled in Uvalde, Tex. Classrooms as classmates and teachers are cut down by a rogue gunman. A peaceful weekend afternoon at a Buffalo, NY grocery store interrupted by a white supremacist who sprays the aisles of elderly, predominantly African American weekend shoppers with an AR-15 style rifle. Only five months … Read more