Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: how Islamic finance works and why Macron succeeded and Hillary failed.
Human mental ability stands far apart from the animal kingdom, due to our cultural practices.
The spread of false information has always been with us, but it is something we face every day in the digital age. At the core of the problem of misinformation is confirmation bias – we t...
Using technology to counteract computational propaganda may be our only hope to preserve democracy as we know it. And Macron’s campaign is a prime example of that.
New research shows why people might feel good about characters who do bad things.
Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: mind-shaping language and US versus THEM is what counts.
One of the most overlooked victims of post-truth politics is real news about humanitarian crises, where the facts should speak for themselves.
Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: get ready for doughnut economics and how companies can act on climate change.
Opinion polls are no longer the most accurate way of predicting election results.
Research suggests that not everyone in advanced economies is using social media.
New research has found that Facebook and Twitter don't seem to have an influence on entrenching people's political views.
Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: why the Greek crisis hasn't gone away and lessons from history on inequality.
Amsterdam has created dozens of new digital platforms encouraging citizens to participate in the sharing economy.
New research suggests that older people struggle to sleep because of changes in their brains.
Research looks at how online echo chambers develop - and the demographics of those most susceptible.