We're Tracking Misinformation About The Pipe Bombs Sent To Prominent Liberals
Almost as soon as the news broke, hoaxes and misleading information started spreading on social media.
We’re Tracking Misinformation About The Migrant Caravan Headed To The US
Misinformation about the migrant caravan started as soon as it entered the news cycle.
If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You’re Drowning In Fake News
This week we have stories about a fake moon, global warming, and Ariana Grande.
A Botnet Used By Russian Trolls Is Still Sitting Dormant On Twitter, And It Promoted Taco Bell And Coachella
“Why is the IRA pushing Taco Bell and Coachella?”
They Posted An Ad On Craigslist Looking For "Linestanders" For A Trump Rally. Then All Hell Broke Loose.
The union organization that posted the ad has been getting hate from the left and the right.
The Fake Newsletter: The PURGE! 🔪
What Facebook’s partisan purge means.
Hyperpartisan And Fake News Publishers Are Battling It Out Over Taylor Swift
The battle over Taylor Swift's political endorsement shows how news events are used to generate partisan outrage and attention.
How A Hapless Bitcoin Entrepreneur Got Swept Up In The Crypto Craze And Started A Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme
A Quebec IT worker was certain he’d developed a foolproof way to mine bitcoin. Instead, it led him and his investors to ruin.
A False Claim About Kavanaugh's Testimony Has Gone Viral On Twitter
The tweet cites a Wall Street Journal report that does not exist.
Here's A Running List Of Hoaxes And Scams About Hurricane Florence
Old hoaxes are coming back to target the storm.
The Fake Newsletter: Hurricane Misinformation Playbook
Here are some of the Hurricane Florence fakes to watch out for.
Morning Update: How To Close The Book On Fake News Fairy Tales
Here's how fake news and other online trash spreads — and what you can do about it. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, Sept. 11.
If You Get 7/7 On This Quiz, You Are A Fake News–Fighting Superhero
This week we have stories about Nike, Nike, algae, and then more Nike.
An Army Director Hired To A Top Immigration Post Spewed Anti-Muslim Comments On Facebook — Then He Lost The Job
Guy Sands-Pingot, who once compared Islam to the Nazi Party in a Facebook comment, was hired as a deputy director at US Citizenship and Immigration Services. He will now not fill the role.
Take This Quiz To Find Out How Easily You Fall For Online Bullshit
This week we have stories about Google, George Orwell, and Korean pop music.
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.
Trump Claims Google Didn’t Promote His State Of The Union. Google And This Screenshot Say Otherwise.
“Google promoted president Obama’s State of the Union on its homepage. When President Trump took office, Google stopped,” a video shared by Trump falsely claimed.
His Reddit Account Was Falsely Connected To The Jacksonville Shooter. He Corrected The Record. Others Did Not.
Some have issued apologies, corrections, or updates, but dozens of articles pointing to the false connection are still up.
Here Are The Hoaxes And Rumors Spreading About The Jacksonville Shooting
Some social media users have been systematically spreading misinformation.
The Fake Newsletter: Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself
The problem with tech’s apology cornucopia.