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Can you trust the mainstream media?

After Brexit, Trump, the 2017 election and Grenfell, increasing numbers of people express no faith in ‘the MSM’. So what has caused such a crisis of faith in journalism?<p>If any piece of video can stand for the spirit of the times, then this fevered, resentful summer of 2017 could well be summed up …

Stress and social media fuel mental health crisis among girls

NHS data shows 68% rise in hospital admissions because of self-harm among girls under 17 in past decade<p>Girls and young women are experiencing a “gathering crisis” in their mental health linked to conflict with friends, fears about their body image and pressures created by social media, experts have …

Truth is being walloped by outright lies. We need to fight for it | Paul Mason

In an ideological crisis, facts alone do not win arguments: narratives do. So far, only far-right media has understood this

Here's The Misinformation Spreading About The London Attack

Many are posting false or unconfirmed information, including a fake image of the suspect.

‘Fake news’: the best thing that’s happened to journalism

<i>Fake News has upset a lot of people and caused real damage but it’s been good news for journalism analysts like me. I’ve never had more interest in a</i> …

Journalism

Types of misinformation during the UK election

<b>By Mattha Busby, Isaan Khan and Eve Watling</b><p>After four weeks of systematically monitoring online conversations and content related to the UK election, …

Truth, Lies and Likes: The Reader’s Role in the Battle Against Fake News

Since Storyful’s specialty lies in verifying and debunking content found on social media, we hope we can help.<p>Granted, we are most known for working …

Beware of social media during terror events, NHS guidelines warn

<b>NHS staff and terror attack victims and their families have been warned about the risks of using social media in new guidelines issued by NHS England.</b><p>The guide cautions that internet trolls may subject victims to "vile and upsetting abuse", as was seen after the Manchester and London terror attacks.<p>…

Where do people get their news?

The British media landscape in 5 charts<p>Where do people get their news?<p>News is the most important source of information about politics and public …

How can we fight back against fake news and post-truth politics?

Five ways in which you can fight the rise of media bullshit.<p>From writing a book on "post-truth politics", I know that bullshit is effective, the …

'Fake news': What's the best way to tame the beast?

<b>Most people seem to agree that "fake news" is a big problem online, but what's the best way to deal with it? Is technology too blunt an instrument to discern truth from lies, satire from propaganda? Are human beings better at flagging up false stories?</b><p>During the run-up to the 2016 US presidential …

Scarily convincing fake video tool puts words in Obama’s mouth

A computer program that can edit videos of people speaking to realistically make it look like they said something else has been created, raising fears of clips being tampered with online.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington have lip-synced a video of former US president Barack Obama using …

University of Washington

3 hard realities of American gun tragedy

<b>In a moment</b> of such jarring tragedy, three sad but indisputable realities of America 2017 were exposed — and then amplified — within minutes of the …

How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.<p>America's unique relationship to gun ownership -- enshrined as a right in its constitution -- is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second …

Guns

'I wasn't ready to die,' says Vegas victim from hospital bed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tubes connecting to veins in her arms, Natalie Vanderstay clutches a pillow to her stomach, over the spot where a bullet entered her body. Blankets cover the leg that was ripped apart, doctors believe by shrapnel.<p>The 43-year-old Los Angeles nurse can hardly believe she's alive. In …

Mass shootings in America are a serious problem -- and these 9 charts show just why

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no one commonly accepted definition of a "mass shooting." But whatever criteria you use, the conclusion's the same: There are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world.<p>If you go with the raw numbers ...<p>According to the <b>Gun Violence Archive</b>, which …

This is why you're addicted to your phone - BBC Three

In 2015, Max Stossel, 28, had an awakening. He was a successful social media strategist working with major multinational companies.<p>But that same year, he says, “I realised that some of the work I was doing wasn’t actually in people’s best interests.”<p>Stossel has since become a pivotal part of the …

Apps

Game of Thrones vs history: which real characters and events inspired George RR Martin?

The Secret Life of Peter Dinklage: Did You Know That Tyrion Lannister Was a Punk Rock Kid?

So, you thought you had to wait till 2019 for more of Tyrion Lannister? You were wrong.<p>Peter Dinklage is all over the screens now, what with his …

TV Series

Why This Back-To-School Meme Is Going Viral

There are a lot of differences between high school and college. In high school, you might play on a sports team. In college, you might play on the …

This Facebook event encourages people to shoot guns at Hurricane Irma—and thousands have RSPV’d

As Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida, putting the entire state in danger, one resident apparently thinks he has the solution to fighting the …

1 in 6 female soldiers report sexual harassment in IDF

The majority of female soldiers who reported being sexually harassed said they had been harassed more than once during their service.<p>><br>• ><p>Israeli …

Finally, a New Policy We Know Trump Truly Believes in: Protections for Sexual Assaulters

Betsy DeVos gave credence to the fears of anti-rape activists on Thursday when she finally did the thing they’ve expected her to do since her …

How many Game of Thrones episodes pass the Bechdel Test?

For all the feverish love and acclaim Game of Thrones has accrued over the years, the show has also taken plenty of flack for its gender politics. …

Game of Thrones

Stock photo stereotypes are shifting, but the typical woman is still young, skinny and white

The pictures sourced from photo libraries are a fascinating snapshot of the zeitgeist – from hooded hackers to selfie-obsessed millennials. But these images don’t just reflect culture, they can help shape it<p>I want you to picture a half-naked skinny young white woman lying on a towel and staring …

Miami’s Mayor Is Right: Now IS The Time to Talk About Climate Change

Scott Pruitt, the climate change denier who is in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been annoyed at all this talk of climate …

Irma and Harvey lay the costs of climate change denial at Trump’s door

The president’s dismissal of scientific research is doing nothing to protect the livelihoods of ordinary Americans<p>As the US comes to terms with its second major weather disaster within a month, an important question is whether the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma will convince …

Climate

Your Brain Changes Throughout Your Life

Researchers say the brain doesn’t just change in youth and older age. Their study may have implications in mental health treatments.<p>Researchers can …

Missing mom Crystal McDowell's ex-husband charged with murder after body found

The ex-husband of a Texas real estate agent who has been missing since the day before Hurricane Harvey struck has been charged with her murder, according to published reports.<p>The news of the arrest coincided with the announcement by Texas law enforcement authorities that remains found in a wooded …