The Barefoot Runner Who Demanded His Neighbors Remove Acorns From The Sidewalk Was Just Trolling
“I can’t believe BuzzFeed was the one who actually fact checked.”
Facebook's Hyperpartisan Publishers Are Deepening Divisions About Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation
“It is certainly the biggest story in politics since the 2016 election,” one publisher told BuzzFeed News
Why A New Fake News Law In Singapore Could Be A Big Test For Facebook, Google, And Twitter
Government hearings in Singapore put Facebook under intense scrutiny and have paved the way for a new fake news law in the country. That has human rights organizations and activists concerned.
Facebook Has Removed More Than A Dozen Big Conservative And Liberal Political Pages
Facebook said the pages were managed by a fake account and were spamming content from LifeZette, a conservative site.
The Fake Newsletter: Hurricane Misinformation Playbook
Here are some of the Hurricane Florence fakes to watch out for.
What We Know And Don’t Know About The Unverified Claim China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Server
Many of the claims are baseless and lacking proof.
Revealed: Notorious Pro-Trump Misinformation Site True Pundit Is Run By An Ex-Journalist With A Grudge Against The FBI
How award-winning former journalist Michael D. Moore came to run a site filled with false reports and conspiracies.
Meet The People Who Spend Their Free Time Trying To Fix Facebook
"We know we have more work to do," Facebook said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
This Startup Wants To Sell Verified Breaking News Alerts To Companies
Factal says it combines technology with journalists to deliver real-time alerts about incidents that pose a risk to company facilities and employees.
This Huge Hyperpartisan American Conservative Facebook Page Was Rented Out To Guys In India
The fate of the once-lucrative American News Facebook page shows how much the hyperpartisan news business has struggled since 2016.
Macedonia’s Pro-Trump Fake News Industry Had American Links, And Is Under Investigation For Possible Russia Ties
An investigation reveals that the fake news sites that flourished in Macedonia in 2016 weren’t just the work of local teens — and that security agencies are probing possible connections to Russia.
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Facebook Is About To Bring The Hammer Down On Overseas Fake News Operators
The company rolled out new tech it says can help automatically identify pages spreading fake news.
A Marketing Site Deleted Over 7,000 Articles After It Was Caught Stealing Fact-Checks And Plagiarizing
They messed with the wrong fact checker.
Facebook Has Finally Put Its Controversial Trending Product Out Of Its Misery
What Trending lacked in usage it made up for in controversy, negative press coverage, and frustrations for Facebook.
The Fake Newsletter: How Many Times Have You Listened To "Lemonade"?
Inside the murky world of music streaming manipulation.
The DC Cybersecurity Think Tank Caught Using Fake Twitter Accounts Has Lost Sponsors, And Its Shady Cofounder Is Gone
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology cofounder James Scott has “voluntarily decided to step away” and a law firm will review claims about him.