COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs increased in the early months of the pandemic among heavy users of conservative and social media, APPC research shows.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org has been nominated for a 2021 Webby Award in the category Websites and Mobile Sites: News & Politics.
News coverage of expert scientific evidence about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but the effect is diminished when that message is juxtaposed with a narrative about real side effects.
In the April issue of Scientific American, scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains how everyone can debunk misinformation about COVID, vaccines and masks.
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias have received funding from the Google News Initiative to produce fact checks about COVID-19 immunization misinformation as short bilingual video explainers.
At a virtual celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 315th birthday, APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson was honored with the 2021 Franklin Founder Award.
A new report from APPC and Penn's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law addresses national security and the Arctic and the emerging climate crisis.
FactCheck.org has released its "whoppers of 2020" on the year's political fabrications. Once again, President Trump tops the list though President-elect Biden is on it, too.