Twitter Deleted Two Tweets From Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro For Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation
“What I have been hearing from people is that they want to work,” Bolsonaro said in one of the deleted videos.
The constant bombardment of WhatsApp forwards on supposed miracle cures for the coronavirus is about one thing: fear.
One department said it was trying to trick people into turning in their drugs.
The Chinese government is fighting two viral outbreaks: one that has killed 132 people so far and another that has caused mass confusion online for millions more.
"Our policy is to ban ads containing vaccine misinformation."
Get ready for a world run by warring online communities completely lost in their own misinformation. Warning: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Earlier this year, ShareChat took steps to clean up the platform, including removing accounts and content that violate its community guidelines.
“Let go of the idea that it is better to risk killing your child or someone else’s with a vaccine-preventable disease than for the kid to be autistic.”
“First and foremost — clinics are still open.”
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
Online conspiracists are baselessly trying to blame the fire on their political opponents.
The platform said the crackdown will also apply to Instagram's hashtag pages and Explore section.
While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway
“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
Years of algorithmically powered information warfare have ALREADY rewired our political discourse.
Almost as soon as the news broke, hoaxes and misleading information started spreading on social media.
Misinformation about the migrant caravan started as soon as it entered the news cycle.
Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem
The embattled social network discussed enforcing individualized, region-specific policies after learning about cultural differences that make certain countries particularly vulnerable.
Here are some of the Hurricane Florence fakes to watch out for.
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 company is trying to combat scientific misinformation on its platform. Wikipedia has been helping the streaming platform describe topics like global warming, the MMR vaccine, and UFOs.
"This extra context will help make one-on-one and group chats easier to follow," the company said.
The company responded to a statement from an Indian ministry after it was pulled up for not doing enough to prevent rumors leading to more than a dozen lynchings since May.
Twitter is the beating heart of breaking news. But its usefulness is offset considerably by a growing chorus of trolls, hoaxers, and irresponsible commentators. And it's only getting worse.
More than 1,000 people from Central America are walking in a caravan through Mexico to the United States.
Alex Stamos is reportedly leaving the company over disagreements about how the company has responded to Russian activity on its platform.
How Facebook Groups Are Being Exploited To Spread Misinformation, Plan Harassment, And Radicalize People
Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people in “meaningful” Facebook groups. But to get there he’ll have to battle the spammers, hackers, and trolls who exploit and hijack groups to make money or sow chaos.
Medium Is Cracking Down On Misinformation And Conspiracy Theories And Suspended Three Pro-Trump Pundits
Laura Loomer, Mike Cernovich, and Jack Posobiec have had their accounts suspended.
Most have focused on the identity of the shooter.
The Mercer family, among President Trump’s most powerful donors, in 2016 gave nearly $4 million to groups that challenge the scientific consensus on man-made climate change, tax filings reveal.