OpenMind is a digital magazine covering disinformation, controversy, cognitive manipulation, and conspiracy theory in science.
Vaccinating People Against Fake News
Researchers are trying to boost people’s immunity to fake news using online games and other strategies. Can these efforts protect the wider population against disinformation?
By Elizabeth Svoboda
My first move in the online game Harmony Square is to transform myself into a fake-news mastermind. “We hired you to...
A Pandemic Playbook
Monkeypox: A new day, a new killer pandemic, right? Not exactly. Three biological danger signs can help us decide whether it's time to sound the alarm or keep our cool.
By Wendy Orent
We don’t always know where pandemic threats come from, but we do know that, with nearly...
How to Stop a Conspiracy
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