A new experiment, launching today online, aims to help ‘inoculate’ against disinformation by providing a small dose of perspective from a “fake news tycoon”. A pilot study has shown some early success in building resistance to fake news among teenagers.
The anniversary of the Polish Studies initiative has been marked with a 'fruitful exchange' of ideas.
As Ukraine marks 24 years since its independence from the Soviet Union, it is embroiled in the most dangerous armed conflict in Europe – against the Russian Federation. The stakes are incredibly high, and yet the war is still being discussed in euphemisms, write Dr Rory Finnin (Department of Slavonic Studies) and Dr Thomas D Grant (Faculty of Law).
In this article, originally published on the CRASSH website, Dr Rory Finnin - University Lecturer and Director of the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme - addresses the banning by Russia of the public commemoration of the deportation of the Tatars in illegally annexed Crimea.
In this article, originally published on the CRASSH website, Dr Rory Finnin - University Lecturer and Director of the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme - addresses the notion of a 'divided' Ukraine and the current military escalation by Russia.
It may be a modern term, but information technology is as old as civilisation itself, and its impact on past societies was often just as profound. An ambitious project is tracing how such innovations created a complex graphic environment in Russia, during an earlier information age.