Our government must trust the experts
The pandemic saw a rise in anti-expert sentiment, including from government, but the public still trusts the experts, says University of Melbourne expert.
A little bird didn’t tell me
The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.
The truth is out there (if only I could find it)
COVID-19 has generated an information overload for many of us; University of Melbourne experts say we need relevant and concise updates without false hope.
Fake news in the age of COVID-19
Fake news is now an everyday expression, but a University of Melbourne expert asks what is the impact of fake news in this strange new age of COVID-19?
The thin line between fake and fact
The internet provides a forum for democracy in some Southeast Asian countries, but a University of Melbourne expert says it’s also become a tool for fake news.
Friends, Romans, Fake News
In a world of 'alternative facts' and spin, Shakespeare helps teach us how to grasp complexity and expose manipulation, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Sorting fact from fiction in a post-truth world
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features cognitive psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky on why we believe fake news.
Why fake news is anything but new
Fake news is not new; news has been falsified from its earliest days when ballads conveyed it to the masses, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Why documentaries matter in an era of fake news
In an age where the line between truth and fiction is increasingly blurry, the term 'documentary' needs more protection, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Whose fake news?
We chat to Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank about fake news, Russian Hackers and the ethics of Wikileaks.