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Susan Abbott in the Hill on the Need to Prioritize Press Freedom

January 17, 2022

We need to “take urgent collective action to safeguard and protect freedom of the press around the world,” CMDS Fellow Susan Abbott and Ann Hudock write in an opinion piece for American news website the Hill.

Marius Dragomir on the Foreign Expansion of Hungarian Media Capture

January 14, 2022

Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán “is now expanding his business empire across Europe,” CMDS Director Marius Dragomir writes in an article for MediaPowerMonitor.

Politics for All Is Over, but the Memefication of News Isn‘t

In her latest article for Huck Magazine, Naomi Smith discusses the memefication of news, the problems it creates and possible responses.

Tricked and Deceived: How Teenagers Take False News at Face Value and What Can Be Done About It

Despite growing up in the digital world, today’s teenagers are easy prey to disinformation, especially on their favorite social media platforms. Some fact-checking and media literacy outfits are struggling to fix that.

The Future of Fact-checking: Thrivers and Strivers

As the fact-checking field is entering a new cycle, well-connected, media savvy fact-checking groups are likely to thrive. But many more others, especially those without a connection to a media outlet, are facing a turbulent future.