So, no, Beyoncé and Jay-Z aren't splitting up, Meghan and Harry aren't expecting, and RiRi sure as heck hasn't dropped her new album.
Here's even more absolute hogwash from the election.
Jo Swinson's Been Forced To Deny She Kills Squirrels Thanks To A Twitter User Churning Out Viral Fake Election Stories
A simple text replacement tool and screenshots have been used to manufacture stories dripping with irony that generate thousands of shares online.
Facebook Took Down These Pages For Being Linked To Russia, But It Didn’t Seem To Tell That To The People Who Run Them
“Facebook should be responsible in informing account holders that they will be named in an international coordinated campaign that threatens democracy in different nations.”
The Canadian Election’s Surprise Influencer Is A Buffalo Man Targeting Canadians With Viral Disinformation
Matthew Ricchiazzi has written debunked stories about Canadian politics and once told a US candidate he'd publish "negative articles about [their] opponents" for $400 apiece.
To understand why Trump is so obsessed with Ukraine, you have to understand the nonsense Rudy Giuliani reads on the internet.
Egypt Wanted To Arrest A New York Times Reporter, And The Trump Administration Was Reportedly Going To Let It Happen
The warning of the reporter's imminent arrest came from an unnamed US government official who "feared being punished for even alerting us to the danger," the newspaper's publisher said.
“It is very concerning that a letter from a group of senators can silence the voices of medical and scientific experts,” said a doctor who fact-checked the video.
Some of the websites use fake profile photos for their writers, while others spread false information.
Earlier this year, ShareChat took steps to clean up the platform, including removing accounts and content that violate its community guidelines.
Instead, users will have two options: public or private.
The Philippines Was A Test Of Facebook’s New Approach To Countering Disinformation. Things Got Worse.
Disinformation campaigns in the Philippines ahead of its 2016 election offered a preview of things to come to the United States. History may be repeating itself in 2020.
“It becomes harder and harder for us, particularly going into 2020.”
Hope the airlines don't get any ideas from this...
Trolls And Far-Right Figures Kept Spreading Their Same Old Hoaxes Even During The El Paso And Dayton Shootings
“It’s starting to feel normal, that’s the problem.”
“By lumping us in with fake news and questioning whether we really qualify as satire, Snopes appears to be actively engaged in an effort to discredit and deplatform us.”
“What do you do when your parents go from posting Minions to posting hard-right memes about cement milkshakes?”
These Bizarre Kamala Harris And Mark Zuckerberg Conspiracy Sites Are Run By A Montessori School Operator
Sites from American Intelligence Media have launched fringe conspiracy theories into the mainstream.
It’s ironic that a show about narratives, and the way they can turn sour, caused Russia’s own narrative machine to show its fragility.
Election authorities could still investigate false or misleading content like doctored videos, but the social media giant said it’s not its role to decide where the “line” is.
“This is her Benghazi.”
“First and foremost — clinics are still open.”
A case study in how “social media is being treated as a disinformation laboratory."
It looks like it was a still image that was accidentally released, so everybody calm down.
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.
The tool will be rolled out in India, where general elections are already underway, and in the European Union, which holds elections in May.
Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
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.