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.”
A Day After Facebook Banned Canadian White Nationalists, Some Found Their Way Back
“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place our services,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
A Canadian Government Committee Is Investigating Foreign Interference And Espionage
China, Russia, and other countries are running influence and espionage operations in Canada, according to the committee.
The Canadian Government Is Considering Regulating Facebook And Other Social Media Giants
Self-regulation is not “yielding the results” Canadians expect, said the Liberal democratic institutions minister, adding that Canada is “actively” talking with other countries around regulation.
Facebook Will Ban Faith Goldy And Canadian White Nationalist Groups In Its Latest Crackdown
“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
Canadian Political Parties Have Already Been Targeted By Foreign Hacking Ahead Of The Fall Elections
An electronic spy agency says political parties and operatives have already been targeted by foreign hacking campaigns in a report on threats to the 2019 Canadian election.
Israel Election: Twitter Suspended Dozens Of Hebrew-Language Accounts Run By A Strange Chinese Religious Sect
Twitter's lack of disclosure raises questions about the company’s commitment to transparency around removing accounts during global political events.
The Future Of The Internet Is Old People
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.
Old, Online, And Fed On Lies: How An Aging Population Will Reshape The Internet
Older people play an outsized role in civic life. They also are more likely to be online targets for misinformation and hyperpartisan rhetoric.
Canadian Officials Worry That Foreign Actors Are Trying To Meddle In The 2019 Federal Election
Canadian intelligence sources say cyber threats are increasing across the board, and the official in charge of investigating elections offences says foreign interference is a question of “when” rather than “if.”
This Giant Ad Fraud Scheme Drained Users' Batteries And Data By Running Hidden Video Ads In Android Apps
A scheme to stealthily run video ads behind banner images drained users' batteries and data while they used popular Android apps.
The Eerie Absence Of Viral Fakes After The New Zealand Mosque Attacks
The shooter’s media plan was so comprehensive, and his content spread so quickly, that there was little room for fakes to fill the void.