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

We're fighting misinformation on YouTube and beyond.

Craig Silverman • 5 days 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 • 5 days ago

Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading

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

Jane Lytvynenko • 6 days ago

Popular Apps In Google's Play Store Are Abusing Permissions And Committing Ad Fraud

Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.

Craig Silverman • 7 days ago

A Timeline Of How The Notre Dame Fire Was Turned Into An Anti-Muslim Narrative

This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.

Jane Lytvynenko • 8 days ago

Here Are The Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Notre Dame Fire

Online conspiracists are baselessly trying to blame the fire on their political opponents.

Jane Lytvynenko • 9 days ago

How A Facebook Page Dedicated To Fighting Anti-Semitism Became A Hub For Anti-Muslim Content

Never Again Canada’s creator says the page has "spiralled out of [his] hands.”

Craig Silverman • 12 days ago

A Day After Facebook Banned Canadian White Nationalists, Some Found Their Way Back

“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place our services,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

Jane Lytvynenko • 15 days ago

A Canadian Government Committee Is Investigating Foreign Interference And Espionage

China, Russia, and other countries are running influence and espionage operations in Canada, according to the committee.

Craig Silverman • 15 days ago

The Canadian Government Is Considering Regulating Facebook And Other Social Media Giants

Self-regulation is not “yielding the results” Canadians expect, said the Liberal democratic institutions minister, adding that Canada is “actively” talking with other countries around regulation.

Jane Lytvynenko • 16 days ago

Facebook Will Ban Faith Goldy And Canadian White Nationalist Groups In Its Latest Crackdown

“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

Jane Lytvynenko • 16 days ago

Canadian Political Parties Have Already Been Targeted By Foreign Hacking Ahead Of The Fall Elections

An electronic spy agency says political parties and operatives have already been targeted by foreign hacking campaigns in a report on threats to the 2019 Canadian election.

Jane Lytvynenko • 16 days ago

Israel Election: Twitter Suspended Dozens Of Hebrew-Language Accounts Run By A Strange Chinese Religious Sect

Twitter's lack of disclosure raises questions about the company’s commitment to transparency around removing accounts during global political events.

Craig Silverman • 17 days ago



Craig Silverman • 18 days ago

The Future Of The Internet Is Old People

There will soon be more people ages 65 and up in the US than in any other demographic, and it will stay that way for decades.

Jane Lytvynenko • 20 days ago

Old, Online, And Fed On Lies: How An Aging Population Will Reshape The Internet

Older people play an outsized role in civic life. They also are more likely to be online targets for misinformation and hyperpartisan rhetoric.

Craig Silverman • 21 days ago

Canadian Officials Worry That Foreign Actors Are Trying To Meddle In The 2019 Federal Election

Canadian intelligence sources say cyber threats are increasing across the board, and the official in charge of investigating elections offences says foreign interference is a question of “when” rather than “if.”

Craig Silverman • 27 days ago

This Giant Ad Fraud Scheme Drained Users' Batteries And Data By Running Hidden Video Ads In Android Apps

A scheme to stealthily run video ads behind banner images drained users' batteries and data while they used popular Android apps.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

The Eerie Absence Of Viral Fakes After The New Zealand Mosque Attacks

The shooter’s media plan was so comprehensive, and his content spread so quickly, that there was little room for fakes to fill the void.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

Reddit Has Become A Battleground Of Alleged Chinese Trolls

“Bad enough to have to deal with Russian Ops and the Alt-Right, but now we have to deal with Chinabots as well.”

Craig Silverman • One month ago