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IPS Working Paper No. 31

26 Sep 2018

Fake News False Information and More

IPS Senior Research Fellow Carol Soon and Research Assistant Shawn Goh have written a working paper titled, ‘Fake News, False Information and More: Countering Human Biases’. It discusses the human biases that exacerbate the problem of online falsehoods, and raises possible counter-measures such as “techno-cognitive” tools, effective communication, and education. This working paper builds on the researchers’ earlier report, ‘What Lies Beneath the Truth: A Literature Review on Fake News, False Information and More’, which was discussed during the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods hearings in March 2018.