Matt Drudge Has Barely Changed Anything About The Drudge Report In The Last 20 Years. This Summer, He Upended Its Advertising Business.
A change to the secretive publisher’s business has revealed new details about his operation and is attracting scrutiny from the ad industry.
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.
A Set Of Facebook Pages Promoting Conservatives And Attacking Justin Trudeau Are Run By A Post Millennial Staffer
“Either you’re a journalistic outlet where you have standards ... or you’re an advocacy group, in which case then at least you need to be transparent.”
A New Wave Of Canadian Partisan Media Is Invading Your Facebook Feed
Canadian partisan media are reaching more people than ever before, and at times eclipsing big national media on Facebook.
What To Do If The Older People In Your Life Are Sharing False Or Extreme Content
“What do you do when your parents go from posting Minions to posting hard-right memes about cement milkshakes?”
Exclusive: Google Banned Major Chinese App Developer CooTek From The Play Store And Its Ad Platforms
CooTek apps continued to bombard users with disruptive ads even after the company said it had stopped.
Trump’s Favorite Meme-Maker Adopted A Fake Name To Go On Trump’s Favorite TV Network
The pro-Trump cable news channel used a fake identity for a pseudonymous meme-maker.
We Found The Pseudonymous Man Behind One Of The Oldest Conservative News Outlets Online
“That’s all proprietary.”
Canadian Spies See Their Vast New Powers As A Tool To Fight Foreign Influence Campaigns
CSIS threat-reduction powers, granted in 2015, are seen as a tool to address foreign influence in Canada’s upcoming election campaign.
Foreign Actors Interfering In The Canadian Election Are Unlikely To Face Sanctions
Canada’s intelligence agencies have already identified foreign influence campaigns playing out in advance of the election.
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.
Canada’s Spy Agency Says Voters Are Being Targeted By Foreign Influence Campaigns
“Threat actors are seeking to influence the Canadian public and interfere with Canada’s democratic institutions and processes,” a CSIS spokesperson said.
A New Racist Campaign Against Kamala Harris Is Taking Shape
“Seeing the tweets declaring that Kamala isn’t black enough because her parents are from Jamaica and India, I had an immediate flashback to the 2008 campaign.”
How To Game Google To Make Negative Results Disappear
Google-savvy reputation consultants will cover up arrests, poor customer reviews, and other image-killing content for the right price.
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.”