Monthly Archives: February 2020

Defining and coping with fake news: a survey of university faculty


Nowadays, fake news are a well-known phenomenon and identified as such on a daily basis. But do we really know what constitute them, do we have an intelligble concept of ‘fake news’? This study finds that there is little consensus about its definition across gender, rank, discipline, and age. This is concerning as a more unified and consistent concept would be important to assess fake news responsibly.

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