This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.
Online conspiracists are baselessly trying to blame the fire on their political opponents.
The widget showing information about the Sept. 11 terror attacks appears to have been triggered by a new feature YouTube is testing to provide "topical context" around videos that might contain misinformation.
A "Gas Out" Day Idea To Lower Gas Prices Is Going Viral But It's Been Proven To Be Ineffective And Inaccurate
The fake effort appeared to have started as an email chain in 2000. Then it spread again on Facebook in 2012. Now in 2019, it's gone viral on Twitter and become a meme.
This week we have stories about wind turbines, Nipsey Hussle, and a giant dog.
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.
Before Facebook took action, the page Solar Energy Today spent $2.4 million on thousands of ads promoting solar energy tax credits that didn’t exist.
Older people play an outsized role in civic life. They also are more likely to be online targets for misinformation and hyperpartisan rhetoric.
A “Why am I seeing this post” feature will let you understand and control why a post is showing up in your Facebook News Feed.
This week we have stories about mannequins, Jussie Smollett, and a missed connection.
Anti-Muslim Hate Speech 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.
This week we have stories about farts, hackers, and the Hungarian government.
The feature, currently available to some users in India, will eventually be available globally, although YouTube declined to provide a timeline.
"Governments used to worry about counterfeiting money; now we have to worry about counterfeiting people."
These Developers Say It Took Three Years And A Chance Meeting To Get Facebook To Deal With Their Country's Fake News
"It shouldn't be that hard."
While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway
“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”
This week we have stories about dog wigs, a bank robber, and a man in a gorilla suit.
This week we have stories about polar bears, Elon Musk, and an explosive poop.
This week we have stories about the heart eyes emoji, Tom Brady, and a man who came back to life.
Trying to stem the tsunami of fake news was like battling the Hydra — every time we cut off a virtual head, two more would grow in its place.
This week we have stories about hamburgers, cats, and injected semen.
“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.
The controversial story which the actor called "100% fabricated" was wiped from the Daily Star's website Saturday.
The 2017 study was covered by dozens of news outlets, including BuzzFeed News.
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A BuzzFeed News analysis found that 50 of the biggest fake stories of 2018 generated roughly 22 million total shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.
This was the year of Monster ham, the Gorilla Channel, and a whole lot of anti-immigrant hoaxes.
Quizze dich durch Fake News.
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
How To Stop Fake News In A Country Where The President Has To Repeatedly Deny Rumors That He Is Dead
The spread of misinformation in Nigeria is threatening to upend its upcoming elections, so Nigerian journalists have united across newsrooms to fight it.
This week we have stories about the Oscars, Christmas, and sex on a pyramid.
Es war ein erfolgreiches Jahr für Lügen, Hetze und Fakes.
"Yellow Vests" Are Sharing So Many Conspiracy Theories About The Strasbourg Shooting That Facebook Groups Are Locking Their Comments
Massively viral Facebook groups that were already extremely polarized and paranoid went into full-on meltdown on Tuesday night.
This week we have stories about the French protests, Donald Trump, and a baby born from a dead woman's uterus.
This week we have stories about a mini Ice Age, a gender-reveal party, and a very large steer.
This is just one of the hoaxes that keeps spreading about the migrant caravan weeks after it departed from Honduras.
These are the ways our understanding of truth can be manipulated.
Liberals have spent decades complaining about, mocking, and fact-checking Fox News. Instead, we should remove it from polite society.
This week we have stories about the Queen, the California wildfires, and a bedazzled pigeon.
Trump Is Tweeting Bogus Claims Of Voter Fraud. Here’s How His False Claims Echo Online Conspiracies.
"It's more likely that people are stricken by lightning than if they impersonate someone at the polls."
This week's stories are all about voter fraud, the midterms, and a dead pimp in Nevada.
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.