Facebook warned against the potential "overreach" of Singapore's anti-fake news law as it blocked a page that was flagged for spreading false information about the coronavirus.
"It's incredible the sheer speed at which lies travel, particularly when they’re targeted at groups," one fact checker said.
TikTok's "For You" page serves up clips from literally anybody — and users say they are being exposed to videos that glorify eating disorders.
We tested a new filter that promises to keep unsolicited dick pics out of your Twitter DMs. (This post is NSFW.)
The theory, similar to one floated by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro during the Amazon fires, has been circulating online since September.
Websites banned by Australia's internet censor include a right wing Canadian blog, three online news publications and two forums where violent videos are regularly shared.
Online Stores Promoting Koala Gifts On Facebook Said They Would Donate To Bushfire Charities. It’s Unclear If They Did.
Online stores popped up during Australia’s bushfire crisis, and ran hundreds of Facebook ads promoting koala-themed gifts. But their claims of charitable giving are difficult to prove.
BREAKING: Wow, another leadership spill, how good is Australian politics.
"Wow... I inspired the campaign? OK, yeah that's bullshit," Shane Bazzi told BuzzFeed News.
Facebook will work with global and local health organisations to combat misinformation about the coronavirus emergency.
In Australia, viral hoaxes have emerged that use racist tropes and stereotypes to target Chinese communities.
Exclusive: Facebook says it's working to remove false information, but at the same time, it's accepting money from people spreading it.
"It wasn’t until I went to check my computer on the far side of the room that I noticed a fluffy little face staring at me from behind the computer."
Facebook's bushfire fact-checking efforts have mostly focused on misleading photos and videos. What about rampant climate denialism?
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has said the science of climate change "has never been in dispute" in his government, which isn't true at all.
A meme group had to ban posts about Greta Thunberg because they got so acrimonious.
"It seems kind of weird. Why couldn't they use a dummy one that says John Citizen?"
Australia Won't Ban Manifestos Similar To The Christchurch Shooter's Because They Didn't Go As Viral
Australia has banned the Christchurch shooter's manifesto, but those from other attacks are still circulating – and a new report says it's a concern.
Wilson Gavin, a young gay man who staged a protest against drag queens that went viral online, died early on Monday morning.
I Can’t Believe I Have To Say This, But The Bushfires Were Not Deliberately Lit To Make Way For High-Speed Rail
"I'm sorry but I don't have time for this," one expert told BuzzFeed News.