This Ad Fraud Scheme Stole Millions, But Almost No One Wants To Own Up To It
“Nobody knows how bad it is and nobody wants to know," said one critic of the ad industry.
A Fake Story About Ikea Went Viral On Twitter After A Twitter Employee Shared It
The story was also promoted in a Facebook ad, which is not supposed to happen.
Sen. Mark Warner Is Pressing The FTC To Tackle Digital Ad Fraud After A BuzzFeed News Investigation
He said Google "may have engaged in willful blindness, all while profiting from this fraudulent activity."
Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme
A BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered a sophisticated ad fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites, some of which were targeted at kids.
The Fake Newsletter: The PURGE! 🔪
What Facebook’s partisan purge means.
The Barefoot Runner Who Demanded His Neighbors Remove Acorns From The Sidewalk Was Just Trolling
“I can’t believe BuzzFeed was the one who actually fact checked.”
Facebook's Hyperpartisan Publishers Are Deepening Divisions About Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation
“It is certainly the biggest story in politics since the 2016 election,” one publisher told BuzzFeed News
Why A New Fake News Law In Singapore Could Be A Big Test For Facebook, Google, And Twitter
Government hearings in Singapore put Facebook under intense scrutiny and have paved the way for a new fake news law in the country. That has human rights organizations and activists concerned.
Facebook Has Removed More Than A Dozen Big Conservative And Liberal Political Pages
Facebook said the pages were managed by a fake account and were spamming content from LifeZette, a conservative site.
The Fake Newsletter: Hurricane Misinformation Playbook
Here are some of the Hurricane Florence fakes to watch out for.
What We Know And Don’t Know About The Unverified Claim China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Server
Many of the claims are baseless and lacking proof.
Revealed: Notorious Pro-Trump Misinformation Site True Pundit Is Run By An Ex-Journalist With A Grudge Against The FBI
How award-winning former journalist Michael D. Moore came to run a site filled with false reports and conspiracies.
The Fake Newsletter: Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself
The problem with tech’s apology cornucopia.
Meet The People Who Spend Their Free Time Trying To Fix Facebook
"We know we have more work to do," Facebook said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
This Startup Wants To Sell Verified Breaking News Alerts To Companies
Factal says it combines technology with journalists to deliver real-time alerts about incidents that pose a risk to company facilities and employees.
This Huge Hyperpartisan American Conservative Facebook Page Was Rented Out To Guys In India
The fate of the once-lucrative American News Facebook page shows how much the hyperpartisan news business has struggled since 2016.
Macedonia’s Pro-Trump Fake News Industry Had American Links, And Is Under Investigation For Possible Russia Ties
An investigation reveals that the fake news sites that flourished in Macedonia in 2016 weren’t just the work of local teens — and that security agencies are probing possible connections to Russia.
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Facebook Is About To Bring The Hammer Down On Overseas Fake News Operators
The company rolled out new tech it says can help automatically identify pages spreading fake news.
A Marketing Site Deleted Over 7,000 Articles After It Was Caught Stealing Fact-Checks And Plagiarizing
They messed with the wrong fact checker.