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The Canadian Election’s Surprise Influencer Is A Buffalo Man Targeting Canadians With Viral Disinformation

Matthew Ricchiazzi has written debunked stories about Canadian politics and once told a US candidate he'd publish "negative articles about [their] opponents" for $400 apiece.

Jane Lytvynenko 3 days ago

One Of Rudy Giuliani’s Indicted Associates Was Tweeting About Joe Biden And Ukraine Days After Trump’s Inauguration

“I have a feeling that chapter isn’t closed," David Correia tweeted in January 2017.

Miriam Elder 5 days ago

How Oil Industry Videos Have Skirted Canadian Campaign Disclosure Rules

A group backed by the Alberta oil industry spent half a million dollars on videos denouncing pipeline protesters — but stopped promoting them right before it would have been required to register with Elections Canada.

Craig Silverman 17 days ago

Hundreds Of Propaganda Accounts Targeting Iran And Qatar Have Been Removed From Facebook

Facebook took down over 200 accounts associated with a previous operation using the platform for propaganda.

Jane Lytvynenko 18 days ago

Someone Is Doxing Hong Kong Protesters And Journalists — And China Wants Them To Keep Going

Days after an activist was doxed, thugs brutally attacked him outside his home. The site with information on him and more than 100 others is being spread by Chinese state media.

Rosalind Adams One month ago

Canada's Liberal Party Is Outspending Conservatives Nearly 3 To 1 On Facebook And Instagram

Since July 1, the Liberals have spent $738,715 in advertising on Facebook and Instagram, and the Conservative party has spent $251,303.

Craig Silverman One month ago

Hackers Tweeted Racial Slurs From Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Account

Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was compromised on Friday afternoon and tweeted the n-word and anti-Semitic remarks. A source confirmed he had his mobile device "SIM swapped."

Nicole Nguyen One month ago

Ring Says It Doesn't Use Facial Recognition, But It Has “A Head Of Face Recognition Research”

More than 10 million Ring doorbells have been installed worldwide, and BuzzFeed News found evidence that the company is working to develop facial recognition technology for its devices in Ukraine.

Nicole Nguyen One month ago

These “Canadian” Websites And Facebook Pages Are Actually Run From Overseas

Some of the websites use fake profile photos for their writers, while others spread false information.

Craig Silverman One month ago

An LA Sheriff's Deputy Will Lose His Job After Faking A Sniper Attack

Deputy Angel Reynosa will be fired for faking an attack that launched a manhunt.

Jane Lytvynenko One month ago

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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

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

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