Social media companies banned Trump, but not the groups he inspired.
Lies about science, civil rights, and the vote itself have turned Americans against one another.
Trump has continued to push false and unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud after Joe Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election.
“The online misinformation has been relentless. Have never seen anything like this,” said one local official.
“I have an unpopular opinion on our colleagues over at Fox. It’s that they’ve become full sadomasochists in many ways.”
A new AI bot primarily spreading across Russia and Eastern Europe has created fake nude images of more than 680,000 women.
The company’s back-and-forth on its own policies has created outrage and confusion.
The move comes after Facebook and Twitter enacted their own bans against the mass delusion.
The Globe Independent used Facebook ads to widely promote plagiarized stories that were often critical of China.
Don't Fall For This Viral Conspiracy Claiming Trump Carried A Hidden Oxygen Tank On The Way To The Hospital
There are a lot of conspiracies going around about Trump's condition, including one that claimed he was wearing a hidden oxygen tank while heading to the hospital.
The social media company said four different networks of accounts were removed for inauthentic coordinated behavior.
The feature will be tested on Android phones.
People Are Saying Police Brutality Protesters Are Being Paid, But They’re Citing A Satirical Website
The creator of ProtestJobs.com is mortified.
These Are The Fake Experts Pushing Pseudoscience And Conspiracy Theories About The Coronavirus Pandemic
A guide to the spin doctors and conspiracy theorists clogging up your social media feed.
The slickly produced video has been viewed by millions, despite platforms' attempts to limit its spread.
We Will Never Agree On What Happened During The First Wave Of The Pandemic — And That Will Make It Harder To Survive The Second
The virus isn't just attacking our bodies — it's attacking our brains.
This Nurse Is Speaking Out Against Coronavirus Rumors And Hoaxes That Are Putting Him And His Colleagues In Danger
The most trusted professionals in America are now the target of coronavirus conspiracies.
The rumour spread like wildfire on WhatsApp as the prime minister said stricter measures were a possibility.
Misinformation, hoaxes, and snake oil cures have all been rampant online since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Facebook warned against the potential "overreach" of Singapore's anti-fake news law as it blocked a page that was flagged for spreading false information about the coronavirus.
COVID-19 has spawned countless conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and falsehoods.
As Mohammed Bin Salman Allegedly Hacked Jeff Bezos, A Network Of Accounts On Twitter Were Pushing Saudi Propaganda
A UN official said the goal is “intimidating, creating fear, and ultimately controlling or silencing.”
The founder of pro-Russia site USA Really cast blame on Ukraine for the downed plane in Iran this week — and for another plane crash six years ago that was Russia’s fault.
People reported receiving text messages informing them that they had been drafted and must report for "immediate departure to Iran."
People Are Spreading False And Unverified Information About Iran's Missile Attack On US Bases In Iraq. Don't Be Fooled.
Information on social media includes outdated images and unverified casualty counts.
One firm promised to “use every tool and take every advantage available in order to change reality according to our client's wishes.”
Many accounts are spreading false or unconfirmed information, including the claim that Eric Trump knew of the airstrike in advance.
According to Facebook’s ad library, the ad has received over 1,000 impressions and was boosted for a few hundred dollars.
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.
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 aged 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.
New levels of naive.
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.
Die etwas andere Vorschau aufs neue Jahr. In Folge 11 unseres Podcasts „Unterm Radar“ – mit Stefan Niggemeier.
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.
Or, 26 people who've never heard of The Onion.
"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.