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May 2024   |   Volume 25 No. 2

Cover Story

Living in an Infodemic

Social media and information overload

Alarm bells are ringing about social media’s ability to quickly convey and amplify false or harmful information, such as content intended to mislead voters or promote anti-vaccination and other dubious health advice. HKU researchers consider what makes news ‘fake’, how social media affects China’s information landscape and the legal challenges to regulating platforms. They are also training fact-checkers and seeking to understand the effects of social media on the brain.

A New Spin on Fake News

The Fact Checkers

Speaking to Power

Reining in Tech Platforms

Stuck on Scrolling