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.
The problem with tech’s apology cornucopia.
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.
This week we have stories about Russians, Republicans, and Obama's tie.
Macedonia’s Pro-Trump Fake News Industry Had American Links, And Is Under Investigation For Possible Russia Ties
An investigation reveals that the fake news sites that flourished in Macedonia in 2016 weren’t just the work of local teens — and that security agencies are probing possible connections to Russia.
"He has the eyes and ears of thousands of people daily, listening to him, believing that what he says is truth," the reporter who took the original photo told BuzzFeed News.
A deep dive into Gwen Stefani's career, mass deportations under Operation Streamline, Trump and NATO, and recommendations from the newsroom.
On this week's quiz: burgers, bees, and blimps.
The president called the Murdoch tabloid's on-the-record, recorded interview "fake news".
Facebook says it knows the truth is messy; what it doesn't know is how to clean up all the fake news it is helping to spread.
"This extra context will help make one-on-one and group chats easier to follow," the company said.
This week on the podcast: What makes a movie a summer blockbuster in 2018? Also, the Fake News Quiz makes a strong comeback.
This week we have stories about priests, Russia, and psychic animals.
Facebook Appears To Have Allowed A Fake News Operation To Publish For Months Before Mexico's Election
It also appears that Facebook's moderation team waited to delete the source of fake news until after a company partner could study and publish a report on the group.
Earlier this year, the BBC presenter was forced to apologise after old tweets resurfaced online – but not all of them were real.
This week we have stories about Borat, soccer, and Harley-Davidson.
Armed with millions of bots and thousands of fake Facebook pages, Carlos Merlo's digital marketing firm is trying to hijack Mexico’s politics with fake news.
Podcast episode about asylum-seekers at the US–Mexico border, Ziosk tablets at restaurants, and this week's news headlines.
The company rolled out new tech it says can help automatically identify pages spreading fake news.
A Marketing Site Deleted Over 7,000 Articles After It Was Caught Stealing Fact-Checks And Plagiarizing
They messed with the wrong fact checker.
Chris Savino's Nickelodeon reckoning, the neo-Nazi problem on Disqus, Kim Kardashian's visit to President Trump, and more.
Did you fall for fake news this week?
Police say there's no evidence of human trafficking at what appears to be a former homeless camp in Tucson.
The North Korean leader looks very serious in the original photo.
Puerto Rico's facing a new hurricane season, the census's controversial citizenship question, a world news update, and of course, the fake news quiz.
This week we have stories about a wedding bouquet, Fox News, and a parrot.
Stacey Abrams' historic nomination in Georgia, how much Facebook knows about you, and the week's fake news headlines.
Inside the murky world of music streaming manipulation.
"I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you," 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl said the president-elect told her.
This has been a very, uh, shitty week.
Thirty minutes and a little bitcoin can buy you an army of believable Facebook users.
From babies drinking beer to an ear being grown on a soldier's arm, can you separate the real from the fake?
The feature is called "Page History" but now it's gone.
In India, Twitter’s fastest-growing market, impersonating legitimate news organizations is the newest way to spread fake news.
This week there are stories about swans, Dr. Oz, and Julian Assange.
Der Fake ist so schlecht, Photoshop Philipp weint.
The Ohio Attorney General Is Demanding Answers From The Woman Who Started A Facebook Cabbage Juice Cult
Jillian Epperly preached to thousands about a homebrew cabbage juice, claiming that explosive diarrhea expels dangerous parasites.
“I kept coming across people who I knew were smart people and sensitive people who were sharing fake stuff," says Felicia Cravens.
Ein Blick über den Tellerrand deiner Filter-Bubble.
Schaffst du die volle Punktzahl in diesem Quiz über den Internet-Bullshit der Woche?
This week there are stories about Starbucks, Obama, and an Italian mathematician.
The coupon isn't real. There's even a fake statement about it.
BuzzFeed News media editor Craig Silverman and reporter Jane Lytvynenko analyze news and research about misinformation, conspiracies, hoaxes, and fake news.
More than 70 deepfake videos — depicting graphic fake sex scenes with Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, and other celebrities — were easily searchable from the site's homepage using the search term "deepfake."
Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele has a warning for viewers about trusting material they encounter online.
This week there are stories about Taylor Swift, Facebook, and a windy day.
Washington is blaming Facebook for problems that emerged long before social networking — and ignoring its own role in the crisis.
A hoax about Facebook's security settings has gone viral worldwide.
BuzzFeed News sammelt Falschinformationen und Fake News.
This week there are stories about seagulls, condoms, and the March for Our Lives.
A plan to suspend the accreditation of journalists who published so-called fake news was scrapped hours after it was introduced, following complaints it amounted to an attack on a free press.
A Local TV Station Says It Defied Its Conservative Parent Company And Refused To Air A Message About Fake News
The station said "we stayed true to our commitment" to provide viewers with "local news, weather and sports of interest to them."
Mohamed el-Sherif mocked up a fake sign to prank his brother during the Egyptian election — and then it all got pretty out of hand.
The teens who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida became huge targets for online misinformation. And it's still happening.
La vidéo en question est celle d'un reportage diffusé en 2016.
This week we have stories about Stormy Daniels, Karl Marx, and astronaut DNA.
The conspiracy is spreading fast on Facebook and can also be found on YouTube.
How Facebook Groups Are Being Exploited To Spread Misinformation, Plan Harassment, And Radicalize People
Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people in “meaningful” Facebook groups. But to get there he’ll have to battle the spammers, hackers, and trolls who exploit and hijack groups to make money or sow chaos.
Have you been paying attention to the news this week?
This week there are stories about Alexa, Melania Trump, and a curious use for a burger.
Amol Rajan has apologised after BuzzFeed News raised questions about the accuracy of one of the anecdotes he included in a marquee lecture last week on challenges to journalism such as a "crisis in trust".
This week there are stories about poison cheesecake, a CNN spin machine, and Obama's UN ambitions.
This week we have stories about gun control, KFC, and Sylvester Stallone.
And beyond that, why is it — after multiple national tragedies politicized by hoaxes and misinformation — that such a question even needs to be asked?
This week we have stories about Black Panther, Apple, and eye worms.
Il avait prédit la crise des fake news de 2016. Maintenant, il annonce une apocalypse de l'information
«Que se passe-t-il quand n'importe qui peut faire croire que n'importe quoi est arrivé, que ce soit vrai ou pas ?»
"People kept saying, 'Don't talk to her, she's racist,' and it just kept getting worse."
Most have focused on the identity of the shooter.
Voici la vraie histoire derrière cette photo virale du pape et d'une petite fille atteinte de trisomie
La photo est vraie, mais le récit qui l'accompagne est faux.
The hoax fooled journalists, commentators, and lawyers.
Vlad Lupan, Moldova’s UN ambassador from 2012 until last year, tells BuzzFeed News that he was the target of Russian attacks — including a fake news push — for years before his eventual removal.
"What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?"
Most fake news Instant Articles included ads from Facebook's advertising network.