“I find this an odd time for Facebook to publicly pat themselves on the back.”
One malicious campaign used false articles about Drake and the Weeknd to promote casinos.
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.
A case study in how “social media is being treated as a disinformation laboratory."
Never Again Canada, which has nearly 235,000 followers, spreads misleading content and uses a URL-masking technique to deceive its audience.
Extremists often hijack online discussions among vulnerable communities to sow division and spread disinformation.
Bad actors stole pages that were auto-generated by Facebook and had millions of fans — and the company didn’t know it was happening.
The DO Global ban comes after BuzzFeed News revealed it was committing ad fraud and violating other Google policies.
We're fighting misinformation on YouTube and beyond.
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.
This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.
Online conspiracists are baselessly trying to blame the fire on their political opponents.
Never Again Canada’s creator says the page has "spiralled out of [his] hands.”
“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.
China, Russia, and other countries are running influence and espionage operations in Canada, according to the committee.
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.
“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.
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.
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.