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Thousands Of Accounts Linked To The Chinese Government Have Been Kicked Off Of Social Media

The decision to pull the accounts comes after BuzzFeed News and other outlets reported that Chinese state-run media outlets were running ads about Hong Kong on Facebook and Twitter.

Jane Lytvynenko • 5 days ago

Amazon Says Those Weird Brand Ambassador Accounts Defending The Company Are Run By Real Employees

“We're not paid to say that we like our job,” one of the accounts tweeted.

Jane Lytvynenko • 9 days ago

Jeffrey Epstein's Death Was On 4Chan Before Officials Announced It — And Authorities Had To Look Into It

About 38 minutes before news outlets first reported Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison, a 4chan user published a detailed post about it.

Jane Lytvynenko • 11 days ago

A Shooting At A Norway Mosque That Injured One Is Being Investigated As Terrorism

Police in Oslo say they've detained a young white man in his twenties.

David Mack • 14 days ago

Epstein's Victims Still Want Justice Despite His Apparent Suicide In Jail

"Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served."

Jane Lytvynenko • 14 days ago

Disgraced Financier And Accused Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein Killed Himself In Jail

Epstein was arrested last month and accused of running a sex trafficking operation in which he allegedly sexually abused dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14.

David Mack • 14 days ago

The El Paso And Dayton Shootings Show How Disinformation Spreads On Messaging Apps

“It becomes harder and harder for us, particularly going into 2020.”

Jane Lytvynenko • 17 days ago
Jane Lytvynenko • 19 days ago

At Least 22 People Were Killed In A Shooting In El Paso, Texas, That Officials Described As A "Hate Crime"

A 21-year-old white man is in custody and is being investigated for domestic terrorism after he opened fire in a shopping center filled with families buying back-to-school gear.

Julia Reinstein • 21 days ago

A Set Of Facebook Pages Promoting Conservatives And Attacking Justin Trudeau Are Run By A Post Millennial Staffer

“Either you’re a journalistic outlet where you have standards ... or you’re an advocacy group, in which case then at least you need to be transparent.”

Craig Silverman • 29 days ago

A New Wave Of Canadian Partisan Media Is Invading Your Facebook Feed

Canadian partisan media are reaching more people than ever before, and at times eclipsing big national media on Facebook.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

Canadian Spies See Their Vast New Powers As A Tool To Fight Foreign Influence Campaigns

CSIS threat-reduction powers, granted in 2015, are seen as a tool to address foreign influence in Canada’s upcoming election campaign.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Foreign Actors Interfering In The Canadian Election Are Unlikely To Face Sanctions

Canada’s intelligence agencies have already identified foreign influence campaigns playing out in advance of the election.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

These Bizarre Kamala Harris And Mark Zuckerberg Conspiracy Sites Are Run By A Montessori School Operator

Sites from American Intelligence Media have launched fringe conspiracy theories into the mainstream.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Canada’s Spy Agency Says Voters Are Being Targeted By Foreign Influence Campaigns

“Threat actors are seeking to influence the Canadian public and interfere with Canada’s democratic institutions and processes,” a CSIS spokesperson said.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

A New Racist Campaign Against Kamala Harris Is Taking Shape

“Seeing the tweets declaring that Kamala isn’t black enough because her parents are from Jamaica and India, I had an immediate flashback to the 2008 campaign.”

Craig Silverman • One month ago

A Popular Knitting Website Banned Posts Supporting Donald Trump, Accusing Him Of "Open White Supremacy"

"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."

Jane Lytvynenko • 2 months ago

One Person Was Killed, 10 Injured In A Shooting At A Bar In South Bend, Indiana

Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg planned to address the violence at a town hall on Sunday, which was scheduled to address a separate police shooting.

Jane Lytvynenko • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months ago