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Jane Lytvynenko • One day ago

Facebook Says Page With Far-Right, Anti-Muslim Content Doesn’t Violate Its Standards

Never Again Canada, which has nearly 235,000 followers, spreads misleading content and uses a URL-masking technique to deceive its audience.

Jane Lytvynenko • 8 days ago

Vulnerable Groups Could Be Targeted And Silenced Online Ahead Of 2020 Election, Researchers Warn

Extremists often hijack online discussions among vulnerable communities to sow division and spread disinformation.

Craig Silverman • 11 days ago

This Fake Press Release About Rep. Adam Schiff May Have Originated In Russia

The hoax — which said Schiff had agreed to “financially sponsor” a bill recognizing the Armenian genocide — was picked up by several outlets, including Radio Free Europe.

Jane Lytvynenko • 17 days ago

Social Media Has Been Blocked For Over 24 Hours In Sri Lanka After The Deadly Explosions

Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.

Jane Lytvynenko • 27 days ago

Nearly 300 People Are Dead After Multiple Explosions In Sri Lanka On Easter Sunday

Six of the blasts simultaneously targeted churches and five-star hotels.

Jane Lytvynenko • 27 days ago

"TRACKBACK" Is A New Hoax-Busting Series From BuzzFeed News On YouTube

We're fighting misinformation on YouTube and beyond.

Craig Silverman • 28 days ago

Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading

Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

A Timeline Of How The Notre Dame Fire Was Turned Into An Anti-Muslim Narrative

This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Here Are The Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Notre Dame Fire

Online conspiracists are baselessly trying to blame the fire on their political opponents.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

How A Facebook Page Dedicated To Fighting Anti-Semitism Became A Hub For Anti-Muslim Content

Never Again Canada’s creator says the page has "spiralled out of [his] hands.”

Craig Silverman • One month ago

A Day After Facebook Banned Canadian White Nationalists, Some Found Their Way Back

“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place our services,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

A Canadian Government Committee Is Investigating Foreign Interference And Espionage

China, Russia, and other countries are running influence and espionage operations in Canada, according to the committee.

Craig Silverman • One month ago

The Canadian Government Is Considering Regulating Facebook And Other Social Media Giants

Self-regulation is not “yielding the results” Canadians expect, said the Liberal democratic institutions minister, adding that Canada is “actively” talking with other countries around regulation.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Facebook Will Ban Faith Goldy And Canadian White Nationalist Groups In Its Latest Crackdown

“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Canadian Political Parties Have Already Been Targeted By Foreign Hacking Ahead Of The Fall Elections

An electronic spy agency says political parties and operatives have already been targeted by foreign hacking campaigns in a report on threats to the 2019 Canadian election.

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 wind turbines, Nipsey Hussle, and a giant dog.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

The Future Of The Internet Is Old People

There will soon be more people ages 65 and up in the US than in any other demographic, and it will stay that way for decades.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Trump Keeps Saying Wind Turbines Cause Cancer (They Don’t) And Can Stop You From Watching TV (They Won’t)

The fake “wind turbine syndrome” has long been pushed by online conspiracy theorists who blame the technology for all kinds of illnesses. In at least one case, the spread of the myth was connected to an oil company in Australia.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

Nipsey Hussle's Death Has Become Subject Of A Baseless Conspiracy Theory

The hoaxes about the rapper are getting tens of thousands of shares online, once again filling an information vacuum after an act of violence.

Elamin Abdelmahmoud • One month ago