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Latest news: Fake news

‘It’s here to stay’: Macquarie awards ‘fake news’ Word of the Decade

The shortlist was made up of the Word of the Year winners from the past 10 years, and a Macquarie Dictionary spokesperson said this decade’s winner marked a moment in history.

What will the Word of the Decade be? You can help decide

There are five days left to vote for Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Decade, and the list of words to choose from is quite something.

Free handbook in fight against fake news

An Australian National University academic has joined with 21 global scholars to produce a free handbook designed to help the public combat fake news.

COVID-19 letters distributed in Downer, Braddon and Holt

ACT Policing is seeking information about the recent distribution of letters that make false claims about COVID-19 to residences in Downer, Braddon and Holt.

ANU explains why we believe fake news

Australian National University researchers have released their findings behind why fake news and conspiracy theories can be hard to decipher.

Most Canberrans want truth in political advertising laws

New research from the Australia Institute shows overwhelming public support in the ACT for truth in political advertising laws, with nine out of 10 ACT residents (89%) agreeing that the ACT should pass such laws.

Public urged to come forward on COVID conspiracy campaign

ACT Police are calling on the public for information after letters with false information about COVID-19 were distributed in Garran and Watson earlier this month.

Canberrans urged to ignore COVID conspiracies

ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith has urged Canberrans not to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories, after a misinformation campaign circulated in Garran this week.

Call for transparency on social media misinformation

Responsible Technology Australia (RTA) is calling for more transparency from social media platforms, after a series of misinformation campaigns have been circulating about COVID-19.

Misinformation easy to share on Facebook

An experiment conducted by Responsible Technology Australia has raised concerns it is too easy to post misleading and fake news on Facebook and for it to remain there indefinitely.

Fake news checklist to fight against misinformation

Want to spot fake news when it appears in your feed? Responsible Technology Australia has some useful tips for our readers.