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FactCheck.org to Work With Facebook on Exposing Viral Fake News

FactCheck.org is among several fact-checking organizations that will help to identify and label viral fake news stories.

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TCORS Study Shows Effectiveness of Testimonial Warning Labels on Tobacco Products

Warning labels featuring photos of real smokers who were harmed by their habit were more effective than text-only labels.

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Alumna Q&A: Eileen Le Han (Ph.D. '14) On Her New Book, Micro-blogging Memories

Han's book looks at the past and present of the Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

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National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt Delivers 2016 Annenberg Lecture

McNutt discussed best practices in science communication and how they have shifted over time.

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Pope’s Encyclical Did Not Raise Broad Public Concern Over Climate Change

Study finds little overall change in concern among Catholics and non-Catholics.

Call for Abstracts: ICA Preconference on Varieties of Publics and Counterpublics

This preconference aims to reinvigorate scholarly debates about publics and public spheres and their implications for democratic politics.

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Want To Exercise More? Get Yourself Some Competition.

In a new study, competition proved a far stronger motivation for exercise than friendly support.

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Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication Releases CARGC Report 1

The study explores the potential of interactive voice response systems to engage citizens in peacebuilding in Rwanda.

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Mutz Awarded David O. Sears Book Award for In-Your-Face Politics

The award is given for the best book published over the past year in the field of political psychology of mass politics.

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New Study Shows Reading Harry Potter Lowers Americans’ Opinions of Donald Trump

Even when controlling for party identification, gender, education level, age, and other factors, the effect remained.