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E o Facebook desativou recursos que ajudaram a pegar criminosos de guerra e pedófilos

As mudanças do Facebook são "um potencial desastre para a comunidade de direitos humanos".

Craig Silverman • 13 days ago

Facebook Turned Off Search Features Used To Catch War Criminals, Child Predators, And Other Bad Actors

The changes by Facebook are “a potential disaster for the human rights and war crimes community.”

Craig Silverman • 14 days ago

White Nationalist Groups Banned By Facebook Are Still On The Platform

“Facebook likes to make a PR move and say that they’re doing something, but they don’t always follow up on that.”

Jane Lytvynenko • 25 days ago

How Dubious Claims About Muslims Wanting To Ban Dogs In Public Are Used To Stoke Anger

“These posters — and the conspiracists who amplify them — help intensify anti-Muslim sentiment in a way that is destructive to democracy.”

Craig Silverman • 26 days ago

Este app de vídeo tem acesso aos seus dados e ao seu dinheiro – e você é o último a saber

Quase 130 milhões de transações suspeitas podem ter custado a usuários no Brasil, Egito, Mianmar e outros países mais de US$ 150 milhões em assinaturas móveis não desejadas e não autorizadas.

Craig Silverman • 26 days ago

Facebook Won’t Remove Doctored Content During The Canadian Election

Election authorities could still investigate false or misleading content like doctored videos, but the social media giant said it’s not its role to decide where the “line” is.

Jane Lytvynenko • 27 days ago

Canadian Lobby Groups Plan A Big-Money Ad Blitz Before New Election Rules Kick In

Third parties in Canada can spend unlimited money on political ads before June 30.

Jane Lytvynenko • 27 days ago
Jane Lytvynenko • 28 days ago

Facebook Removed Over 2 Billion Fake Accounts, But The Problem Is Getting Worse

“I find this an odd time for Facebook to publicly pat themselves on the back.”

Craig Silverman • One month ago

Twitter Is Showing More Ads, And People Are Seeing Lots Of Weird Crap As A Result

One malicious campaign used false articles about Drake and the Weeknd to promote casinos.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

A Huge Chinese Video App Is Charging People, Draining Their Batteries, And Exposing Data Without Their Knowledge

VidMate told BuzzFeed News it was investigating the claims, but declined to share basic information about its employees and ownership.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

An Iranian Disinformation Operation Impersonated Dozens Of Media Outlets To Spread Fake Articles

A case study in how “social media is being treated as a disinformation laboratory."

Craig Silverman • One month ago



Craig Silverman • One month ago

Facebook Says Page With Far-Right, Anti-Muslim Content Doesn’t Violate Its Standards

Never Again Canada, which has nearly 235,000 followers, spreads misleading content and uses a URL-masking technique to deceive its audience.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Vulnerable Groups Could Be Targeted And Silenced Online Ahead Of 2020 Election, Researchers Warn

Extremists often hijack online discussions among vulnerable communities to sow division and spread disinformation.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

The Hot New Facebook Grift Is Stealing Huge Pages About Celebrities And Films From Facebook Itself

Bad actors stole pages that were auto-generated by Facebook and had millions of fans — and the company didn’t know it was happening.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

Exclusive: Google Is Banning A Play Store Developer With More Than Half A Billion App Installs

The DO Global ban comes after BuzzFeed News revealed it was committing ad fraud and violating other Google policies.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

"TRACKBACK" Is A New Hoax-Busting Series From BuzzFeed News On YouTube

We're fighting misinformation on YouTube and beyond.

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago

Velhos, conectados e mal-informados: como uma população envelhecida remodelará a internet

Os idosos têm um papel importante na vida em sociedade. E também estão mais propensos a ser vítimas de desinformação online.

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago

Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading

Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.

Jane Lytvynenko • 2 months ago