PSA: This is a security and privacy nightmare that will get your Facebook account banned.

Craig Silverman • 3 days ago

Rather than fearing the law, these fraudsters tried to use it to go after a legitimate company.

Craig Silverman • 14 days ago

A BuzzFeed News analysis found that 50 of the biggest fake stories of 2018 generated roughly 22 million total shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.

Craig Silverman • 24 days ago

New York Times reporter Scott Shane spoke at an event organized by the group who ran a disinformation op aimed at helping defeat Roy Moore in Alabama.

Craig Silverman • 25 days ago

Negative articles and comments about Trump were censored on the Chinese internet as recently as this summer. But now the floodgates appear to be open.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

“It’s enormously worrisome to me that Google allowed these highly over-permissioned apps to gain such prominence,” he said.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

Recently unsealed court documents and reporting from BuzzFeed News provide an inside look at how the FBI investigated two ad fraud operations.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

The removal comes after a BuzzFeed News report about the apps’ activity. It's a huge blow to two of China’s biggest app developers.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

Be smart about the apps you download, and learn the danger signs that an app is up to no good.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

The men are facing 13 charges for allegedly running sophisticated global ad fraud schemes.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

The company said it's "very seriously" examining the allegations that seven of its most popular apps are engaged in ad fraud.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

“Why isn't Google immediately dropping such apps from the Play store and advising users to uninstall them?” one analyst asked.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

He’s a registered nurse and former police officer, and his employer subsequently fired him after an investigation.

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago

"Hey, fake news, right?" said Larry Schweikart when asked about his false tweet.

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago

“Facebook banned me, they hate me. But that’s all good — I started posting on LinkedIn and everybody is following me,” said one Trump supporter.

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago

Attempts to confuse voters have already started circulating across social media.

Jane Lytvynenko • 2 months ago

Posts on the page, which features scores of current and former Chicago police officers, have gone far beyond boosterism. Some posts encourage police to abuse suspects.

Melissa Segura • 2 months ago

“Nobody knows how bad it is and nobody wants to know," said one critic of the ad industry.

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago

The story was also promoted in a Facebook ad, which is not supposed to happen.

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago

He said Google "may have engaged in willful blindness, all while profiting from this fraudulent activity."

Craig Silverman • 2 months ago