Election Officials Asked Twitter To Remove A Video Falsely Claiming Voter Fraud, But The Company Refuses
“Twitter’s open and real-time nature is a powerful antidote to the spreading of all types of false information,” a spokesperson said.
Years of algorithmically powered information warfare have ALREADY rewired our political discourse.
India’s Government Wants WhatsApp To Reveal The Locations And Phone Numbers Of People Using It For Real-World Violence
The government is pressing the instant messenger for traceability after mobs who fell for hoaxes spread through the app resulted in deadly violence.
This week we have stories about spiders, the bomb packages, and Ross from Friends.
Twitter Is Promoting Baseless Conspiracy Theories About The Pipe Bomb Devices Sent To Democratic Leaders And CNN
#FAKEBOMBSCARE, #FakeBombs, and #FalseFlag appeared alongside #BombScare.
"There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media," Jeff Zucker said.
This week we have stories about a fake moon, global warming, and Ariana Grande.
The timing of Facebook's announcement throws into question how serious the company is about actually fighting misinformation in Brazil's election.
It's absurd that Facebook thinks it can define what is “legitimate" news, given its well-documented abuses of power and invasions of privacy.
A Botnet Used By Russian Trolls Is Still Sitting Dormant On Twitter, And It Promoted Taco Bell And Coachella
“Why is the IRA pushing Taco Bell and Coachella?”
Twitter Just Published Millions Of Russia- And Iran-Linked Tweets So Researchers Can Study Election Interference
“It is clear that information operations and coordinated inauthentic behavior will not cease,” Twitter said in a new blog post.
They Posted An Ad On Craigslist Looking For "Linestanders" For A Trump Rally. Then All Hell Broke Loose.
The union organization that posted the ad has been getting hate from the left and the right.
BuzzFeed News will mit eurer Hilfe Falschmeldungen und Fakes zur Landtagswahl in Bayern sammeln.
"What we do know is that people trust the information they see in a WhatsApp group and are more likely to read every message that comes into the platform."
Bolsonaro has been called one of the most dangerous politicians in the world — and at the end of the month, he may become the next president of Brazil.
The US tech company has promised action after experts criticized it for not doing enough to prevent abuse on its platform in key growth markets.
The Son Of "Brazil's Trump" Asked People To Share Photos Of Voting Machines To Fight Fraud. The Only Problem Is, That's Illegal.
Supporters are also posting photos of their guns next to voting machines, which is...also not great.
The Feds Just Asked The Woman Who Started A Facebook Cabbage Juice Cult To Remove False Claims From Her Website
“Jilly juice” creator Jillian Epperly has received a formal warning from the FTC, five months after Ohio authorities demanded that she send them proof of her claims.
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.
This week: phallic buildings, weed jokes, and horse-eating alligators.
Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem
The embattled social network discussed enforcing individualized, region-specific policies after learning about cultural differences that make certain countries particularly vulnerable.
The Siri Suggested recommendation feature inside Safari promoted Pizzagate videos, Holocaust denier articles, and debunked race science posts.
A handful of articles from websites with connections to Russia's infamous troll factory have been shared thousands of times on /r/The_Donald.
WhatsApp Has Appointed Someone To Handle Complaints From Indian Users After It Was Blamed For Fueling Violence
Indian law requires tech companies operating in the country to have a grievance officer, but despite having more than 200 million users in India, WhatsApp only appointed one at the end of August.
This week we have stories about floods, marine animals, and weird agriculture.
News podcast about the suspicious money transactions that happened 11 days after the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, fake news this week, and recommendations from the newsroom.
Old hoaxes are coming back to target the storm.
Here are some of the Hurricane Florence fakes to watch out for.
News podcast about the rise of the alt-right in Germany and this week's headlines.
Here's how fake news and other online trash spreads — and what you can do about it. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, Sept. 11.
This week we have stories about Nike, Nike, algae, and then more Nike.
News podcast about the Supreme Court nomination hearings, measles outbreaks in Europe, and fake news this week.
"We were seduced, we were lured, we were hooked, and then, when we became captive audiences, we were manipulated to see what other people — people with vested interests and evil motives of power and domination — wanted us to see."
This week we have stories about Google, George Orwell, and Korean pop music.
Many of the claims are baseless and lacking proof.
Some social media users have been systematically spreading misinformation.
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.
You can watch our journey into the terrifying future of fake news on BuzzFeed News' Follow This series on Netflix.
This week's quiz features robots, people getting lost at sea, and vulgar tweets.
"Part of what we’re trying to communicate overall … is all of the steps that we’re taking to secure the integrity of elections on Facebook," Mark Zuckerberg said.
This week we have stories about bikers, Mali, and an inflatable unicorn float.
This week we have stories about Churchill, Alex Jones, and a bag of sex toys.
This week we have stories about ninjas, face-sitting, and a whole new species.
The Washington, DC, museum will still sell MAGA hats and pro-Trump merchandise because "people with differing viewpoints" visit the Newseum, a spokesperson said.
“If you don't know any better and you already think there's something wrong with this community, you're going to see this as more reason why it shouldn't have rights.”
Britain's Fake News Inquiry Says Facebook And Google's Algorithms Should Be Audited By UK Regulators
A leaked copy of the MPs' report was published online on Friday, two days ahead of its official release. It warns democracy is under threat from disinformation on social media and the "relentless targeting of hyper-partisan views".
Nelson Chamisa raised concerns over the spread of false stories about him — but when pressed for more details, his party could not come up with them.
"Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response.