In medicine, vaccinating against a virus involves exposing a body to a weakened version of the threat, enough to build a tolerance.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is "crazy."
It should go without saying that science should dictate how we respond to science denial. So what does scientific research tell us?
The spread of misinformation through online social networks is becoming an increasingly worrying problem. Researchers in India have now modeled how such fictions and diffuse through those networks. They described details ...
Complex networks researchers at Indiana University have developed a tool that helps anyone determine whether a Twitter account is operated by a human or an automated software application known as a social bot. The new analysis ...
It takes only a fraction of a second to hit the retweet button on Twitter. But if thousands of people all retweet at once, a piece of information 140 characters long can go viral almost instantly in today's Internet landscape.
Authorities investigating the deadly US school shooting warned Sunday of misinformation circulating on social media about the massacre.
As US election day approaches, "Twitter bombs" are expected to fly as part of efforts to swing votes in a close race.
FEMA, the US disaster response agency, on Saturday set up a "rumor control" section on its website to dispel misinformation on social networks in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
(AP) -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is sorry for allowing an inaccuracy about his education to appear in his official bio, but not remorseful enough to heed calls for him to resign.