Facebook Turned Off Search Features Used To Catch War Criminals, Child Predators, And Other Bad Actors
The changes by Facebook are “a potential disaster for the human rights and war crimes community.”
White Nationalist Groups Banned By Facebook Are Still On The Platform
“Facebook likes to make a PR move and say that they’re doing something, but they don’t always follow up on that.”
How Dubious Claims About Muslims Wanting To Ban Dogs In Public Are Used To Stoke Anger
“These posters — and the conspiracists who amplify them — help intensify anti-Muslim sentiment in a way that is destructive to democracy.”
Facebook Won’t Remove Doctored Content During The Canadian Election
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.
Canadian Lobby Groups Plan A Big-Money Ad Blitz Before New Election Rules Kick In
Third parties in Canada can spend unlimited money on political ads before June 30.
Why The Altered Videos Of Pelosi Will Never Go Away
“This is her Benghazi.”
Facebook Removed Over 2 Billion Fake Accounts, But The Problem Is Getting Worse
“I find this an odd time for Facebook to publicly pat themselves on the back.”
Twitter Is Showing More Ads, And People Are Seeing Lots Of Weird Crap As A Result
One malicious campaign used false articles about Drake and the Weeknd to promote casinos.
A Huge Chinese Video App Is Charging People, Draining Their Batteries, And Exposing Data Without Their Knowledge
VidMate told BuzzFeed News it was investigating the claims, but declined to share basic information about its employees and ownership.
An Iranian Disinformation Operation Impersonated Dozens Of Media Outlets To Spread Fake Articles
A case study in how “social media is being treated as a disinformation laboratory."
Facebook Says Page With Far-Right, Anti-Muslim Content Doesn’t Violate Its Standards
Never Again Canada, which has nearly 235,000 followers, spreads misleading content and uses a URL-masking technique to deceive its audience.
Vulnerable Groups Could Be Targeted And Silenced Online Ahead Of 2020 Election, Researchers Warn
Extremists often hijack online discussions among vulnerable communities to sow division and spread disinformation.
The Hot New Facebook Grift Is Stealing Huge Pages About Celebrities And Films From Facebook Itself
Bad actors stole pages that were auto-generated by Facebook and had millions of fans — and the company didn’t know it was happening.
Exclusive: Google Is Banning A Play Store Developer With More Than Half A Billion App Installs
The DO Global ban comes after BuzzFeed News revealed it was committing ad fraud and violating other Google policies.
"TRACKBACK" Is A New Hoax-Busting Series From BuzzFeed News On YouTube
We're fighting misinformation on YouTube and beyond.
Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
Popular Apps In Google's Play Store Are Abusing Permissions And Committing Ad Fraud
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.
A Timeline Of How The Notre Dame Fire Was Turned Into An Anti-Muslim Narrative
This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.
Here Are The Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Notre Dame Fire
Online conspiracists are baselessly trying to blame the fire on their political opponents.
How A Facebook Page Dedicated To Fighting Anti-Semitism Became A Hub For Anti-Muslim Content
Never Again Canada’s creator says the page has "spiralled out of [his] hands.”