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  • Americans seek clarity on virus amid fake news
  • Americans seek clarity on virus amid fake news
    Jordan Pitch (2019) ©

Americans seek clarity on virus amid fake news

A study by Pew Research Center has revealed that almost half of Americans have encountered bogus information about the COVID-19 outbreak. Amid low levels of trust in the media, people are looking to brands and news outlets to take a more active role in tackling virus-related misinformation.



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    The COVID-19 pandemic caused people around the world to suddenly and drastically alter their everyday habits, but what will the lasting impact be? Canvas8 spoke to three experts to explore the long-term implications of the crisis on how we spend, socialise, and stay healthy.

  • Article image The Dispatch: conservative news without the outrage

    In an increasingly polarized political landscape, The Dispatch is looking to establish a new mold for conservative media coverage in the US – one that eschews hot takes and ‘us versus them’ narratives and instead places a strong emphasis on journalistic integrity and community involvement.

  • Fake news turns intuitively true as it goes viral Fake news turns intuitively true as it goes viral

    Research suggests that the more times a person is exposed to a fake news headline, the more comfortable they feel sharing it online. As political polarisation fuels a tense atmosphere on social media, calls are mounting for these platforms to help reduce the spread of misinformation.

  • Article image Fact or fiction? The science of persuasive storytelling

    In an era of fake news and ad overload, stories remain effective at attracting attention – but are they always useful in winning people over? Canvas8 spoke to Rebecca Krause, a PhD candidate at Northwestern University, to understand how brands can balance facts and narratives in their messaging.