An ongoing roundup of the latest articles of interest, curated from across the web.
Jigsaw and MIT have published a new study that proves sharing misinformation can be thwarted with a simple UX fix.
After more than two years of testing, today Instagram announced [that]... removing likes doesn’t seem to meaningfully depressurize Instagram, for young people or anyone else, and so likes will remain publicly viewable by default.
Citation counts on Google Scholar were significantly higher for the papers that failed to replicate, they report today in Science Advances, with an average boost of 16 extra citations per year.
The multibillion-dollar industry—which has surged during the pandemic—puts many individuals at risk, and nothing’s being done about it.
People have been manipulated to think that beliefs needn’t change in response to evidence, making us more susceptible to conspiracy theories, science denial and extremism.
Recent experimental studies show that these statewide and national text campaigns have not had the same impact on college enrollment or persistence as we estimated in the initial RCTs.
Should nudging penalize people that differ from the average just because, on the whole, a policy would benefit the population?
How some typefaces help make us angry and disinformed—and what we can do about it