Analytical Thinking is Important for Misinformation Prevention

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Analytical thinking skills are indispensable for misinformation prevention. Analysing content one encounters from the internet requires logical and reasoning skills to filter out sense from nonsense. Surprisingly, analytical/critical thinking skills are not as common as we would expect. In a 2015 paper, Simon Cullen of Princeton University and his co-authors concluded that “the ability to Read More

How Serious is Misinformation Online Globally?

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$78 Billion Every Year! Online social media has brought together billions of people from around the world. The impact of diverse platforms such as Facebook, WeChat, Reddit, LinkedIn, Signal, WhatsApp, Gab, Instagram, Telegraph etc. has been transformational.  The number of active users of the six most popular online social networks combined is estimated at about Read More

Three Guiding Philosophies in Our Work

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Three guiding philosophies drive the work that Avram Turing analysts do: Wittgensteinian Ubuntu ‘Harm Principle’ These three approaches are critical: a focus on facts, upholding freedom of speech and the importance of working together with all stakeholders (civil society, social media companies, educational institutions and governments), for misinformation prevention and analysis. Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Read More

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