Islamophobia Is Absolutely Relentless On Social Media Even As Platforms Crack Down On Other Extremist Groups

“Islamophobia happens to be something that made these companies lots and lots of money,” said one researcher, who added that it keeps people on the platform and available to see ads.

Jane Lytvynenko • 8 minutes ago

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about farts, hackers, and the Hungarian government.

Jane Lytvynenko • 22 hours ago

The Eerie Absence Of Viral Fakes After The New Zealand Mosque Attacks

The shooter’s media plan was so comprehensive, and his content spread so quickly, that there was little room for fakes to fill the void.

Craig Silverman • 2 days ago

Reddit Has Become A Battleground Of Alleged Chinese Trolls

“Bad enough to have to deal with Russian Ops and the Alt-Right, but now we have to deal with Chinabots as well.”

Craig Silverman • 3 days ago

Can You Tell Which Of These Faces Were Made By A Computer?

"Governments used to worry about counterfeiting money; now we have to worry about counterfeiting people."

Jane Lytvynenko • 13 days ago

We Don’t Know If The Momo Challenge Is Real, And That’s The Problem

As stories about the Momo Challenge go viral, we may never know the scale of the phenomenon or who was behind it.

Jane Lytvynenko • 17 days ago

If You Get 7/7 On This Fake News Quiz, You're A Superhero

This week we have stories about dog wigs, a bank robber, and a man in a gorilla suit.

Jane Lytvynenko • 22 days ago

Canadians Think The US Is Just As Likely To Try And Influence The Next Election As China, New Poll Says

A new poll also shows Canadians have little or no confidence that social media companies can prevent foreign entities from interfering in the election.

Craig Silverman • 25 days ago

The Fake Newsletter: Did Facebook Help Kill Vine?

UK committee report calls the company “digital gangsters.”

Jane Lytvynenko • 25 days ago

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about polar bears, Elon Musk, and an explosive poop.

Jane Lytvynenko • 29 days ago

Find Out If You Got Duped By The Internet With This Week's Fake News Quiz

This week we have stories about the heart eyes emoji, Tom Brady, and a man who came back to life.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

How A Canadian Yellow Vest Site Used Fake Accounts And Marketing Savvy To Monetize Outrage

YellowVestGroup.com shows how different actors will target Canadian politics ahead of the fall federal election.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

This Altered Photo Of Women Lawmakers In KKK Hoods Is Spreading And Twitter Is Refusing To Stop It

Twitter's own policy states that it doesn't allow “symbols historically associated with hate groups.”

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Puppies From Radioactive Chernobyl Are Starting New Lives In North America

These Chernobyl puppies have spent their lives in a region still grappling with the fallout of Europe’s worst-ever nuclear disaster. But they’re about to start new lives with families in the US and Canada.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about hamburgers, cats, and injected semen.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

There Has Been A Resurgence Of Detentions Of LGBT People In Chechnya, According To Reports

Social media posts are warning gay men and women to flee from the region.

Jane Lytvynenko • 2 months ago

Scammers Are Tricking People Into Buying Puppies That Don’t Exist

“I think anybody that goes looking online for a puppy, if you look at more than one or two places, you’re going to run across a fraud site. It’s that bad.”

Jane Lytvynenko • 2 months ago

29 Hoaxes We Debunked In 2018

This was the year of Monster ham, the Gorilla Channel, and a whole lot of anti-immigrant hoaxes.

Jane Lytvynenko • 2 months ago

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about the Oscars, Christmas, and sex on a pyramid.

Jane Lytvynenko • 3 months ago

Find Out If You Got Duped By The Internet With This Week's Fake News Quiz

This week we have stories about the French protests, Donald Trump, and a baby born from a dead woman's uterus.

Jane Lytvynenko • 3 months ago