4 months ago
by dynamite+12 +1
More than 80 fact-checking organizations from around the world have urged YouTube to do more to tackle disinformation and not allow its online video platform “to be weaponized by unscrupulous actors”.
10 months ago
by dianep+17 +1
A mysterious marketing agency secretly offered to pay social media stars to spread disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines. Their plan failed when the influencers went public about the attempt to recruit them.
11 months ago
by ilyas+22 +1
The largest U.S. database for detecting events that might be vaccine side effects is being used by activists to spread disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Known as the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, the database includes hundreds of thousands of reports of health events that occurred minutes, hours or days after vaccination. Many of the reported events are coincidental — things that happen by chance, not caused by the shot. But when millions of people are vaccinated within a short period, the total number of these reported events can look big.
1 year ago
by wildcard+25 +1
Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.) on Friday reintroduced legislation intended to cut down on foreign disinformation and propaganda spread on social media, in particular following a spike in the content after the presidential election and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 years ago
by ppp+39 +1
The same kinds of digital dirty tricks used to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and beyond are now up for sale on underground Russian forums for as little as a few thousand dollars, according to a new report from an internet security company.
4 years ago
by AdelleChattre+10 +1
Behind the ‘70s Anti-Pollution Icon Was an Italian-American Actor—and the Beverage Industry. By Finis Dunaway.
5 years ago
by AdelleChattre+25 +1
How a misinformed Twitter post the night after the presidential election fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory and became a talking point for a world leader — even as it was being proved false. By Sapna Maheshwari.