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Whether making choices in a private setting or a professional capacity, everyone has biases that are unconsciously deployed to facilitate decision-making. However, ignoring them can harm organizations and expose them to misinformation. So, what are these psychological biases and how do they impact organizations?
The threat of misinformation and fake news for individuals and organizations has been well-documented. But what about existing tools that can help you prevent and counter it? There are actually a ton of go-to fact-checking websites and solutions. Here’s a curated list.
Both misinformation and disinformation refer to the spread of fake news, but how do these two notions differ? Does the distinction matter when protecting your organization from them? Let’s see how these two types of fake news compare and how to adapt your preventive measures.
Content moderation has become a key capability for social and brand platforms to ensure their compliance with regulations and protect their reputation. As fake news is spreading everywhere, content moderation managers might also strengthen their protective measures against false or/and deceiving posts. Let’s see why and how.
As early as the 6th century B.C., disinformation was already considered a formidable weapon of war. In Sun Tzu's The Art of War, the author considers manipulation through information as a lever as powerful as the sword. In the very first chapter, he states that "War is based on lies."
Fact-checking is the process of verifying the accuracy of the information and has become more critical in recent years due to the proliferation of digital technology and the spread of misinformation, disinformation, and fake news. It is often done by journalists but is also available through media services and can be done by anyone with access to reliable sources. Technology can assist with the task, which can be overwhelming.