Tag: disinformation

Disinformation for hire, a shadow industry, is quietly booming

In May, several French and German social media influencers received a strange proposal. A London-based public relations agency wanted to pay them to promote messages...

‘They’re killing people’: Biden denounces social media for virus disinformation

President Joe Biden unleashed his growing frustration with social media on Friday, saying that platforms like Facebook were “killing people” by allowing disinformation about the...

Anti-Vaxxers Wage Campaigns Against COVID-19 Shots

Separating fact from fiction Now that millions of people have received the vaccines — including more than 3 million who have...

Lies Spread on Social Media Hamper Vaccinations

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Foreign disinformation campaigns on social media have caused vaccination rates to...

Google integrates Fact Check label in image search to fight fake news

In its fight against the spread of misinformation, Google will put ‘Fact Check’ labels on certain search results in Google Images to pinpoint misleading photos or...

Twitter takes down Beijing-backed influence operation pushing coronavirus messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages...

Twitter suspends Chinese operation pushing pro-Beijing coronavirus messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it was removing hundreds of thousands of accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively...

Facebook finally appoints members to its Oversight Board, but will it really matter?

A Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate who organized protests during the Arab Spring. The Vice President of the conservative Cato Institute who wrote a book...