20 Minutes on Fighting Disinformation: What does research say about the efficiency of fact checking?

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Fact-checking and correcting texts have been an essential part of journalism. Still, the checks and corrections in the newsrooms may, in a worst-case scenario, contribute to spreading misinformation and lies. What do we know about these techniques and whether they work or not to stop misinformation? Let's have a look at what the research says.


26. May.

Time: 10:00 - 10:20


Bente Kalsnes is a professor at the Institute for communication at Kristiania University College. Her research field includes social media use for political purposes, digital journalism, fake news and disinformation. She is a member of the Nordic think tank for technology and democracy and the Freedom of Expression Commission. Kalsnes published the book "Fake news: Lies, disinformation and propaganda in the public space" (Cappelen Damm Akademisk) in 2019. Kalsnes has previously worked as an Associate professor at the Institute for journalism and media studies (OsloMet) and has a PhD from the Institute for Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. She has previously worked as a journalist. Start registration here