Misinformation Is Spreading About The Alabama Abortion Ban. Here’s What’s Real And What’s False.
“First and foremost — clinics are still open.”
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.
This Fake Press Release About Rep. Adam Schiff May Have Originated In Russia
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.
Social Media Has Been Blocked For Over 24 Hours In Sri Lanka After The Deadly Explosions
Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.
Nearly 300 People Are Dead After Multiple Explosions In Sri Lanka On Easter Sunday
Six of the blasts simultaneously targeted churches and five-star hotels.
"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.
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.
If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News
This week we have stories about wind turbines, Nipsey Hussle, and a giant dog.
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.
Trump Keeps Saying Wind Turbines Cause Cancer (They Don’t) And Can Stop You From Watching TV (They Won’t)
The fake “wind turbine syndrome” has long been pushed by online conspiracy theorists who blame the technology for all kinds of illnesses. In at least one case, the spread of the myth was connected to an oil company in Australia.
Nipsey Hussle's Death Has Become Subject Of A Baseless Conspiracy Theory
The hoaxes about the rapper are getting tens of thousands of shares online, once again filling an information vacuum after an act of violence.