Tag: misinformation

Facebook Moves To Tout Image Rather Than Apologize For Rogue Content: Report

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg reportedly approved a new internal effort to defend the tech giant’s reputation on users’ News Feeds last month, what would...

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani’s career in law?

CHICAGO — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election may...

Surgeon General Says COVID-19 Misinformation Is An ‘Insidious Threat’ To The U.S.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a stark warning to the nation on Thursday about the ongoing spread of COVID-19 misinformation. In his first advisory since...

‘Cyber disruption’ stops websites of Iranian ministry

Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry have gone out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its staff ByThe Associated Press...

Most COVID Deaths Could Have Been Avoided

March 29, 2021 — Most of the coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. were avoidable, Deborah Birx, MD, the coronavirus response coordinator under former President Donald...

Seven types of election misinformation to watch out for

“Misinformation” and “disinformation” aren’t even great terms for what’s going on anymore, as the same words can include systemic campaigns by governments to suppress voters,...

How to avoid sharing bad information about the election

Misinformation is already overwhelming local election officials. President Trump has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of mail-in voting, boosting narratives that feed the conspiracy-laden claims of...

Facebook says it will ban QAnon, full stop.

The news: Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will remove “any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent...

Zuckerberg criticizes Trump response to coronavirus in Fauci Q&A

No more Mr. Nice Zuck. During a Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Mark Zuckerberg did not mince words when he criticized the Trump...

How to protect yourself online from misinformation right now

There wasn’t a communications blackout in Washington, DC, on Sunday, but #dcblackout trended on Twitter anyway, thanks to some extremely distressing tweets telling people that,...

Older users share more misinformation. Your guess why might be wrong.

The news: Misinformation on social media is often fueled by older adults, who share fake news and dubious links more than other age groups—up to...

WhatsApp launches ‘check it before you share it’ campaign to stem misinformation

NEW DELHI: Messaging giantWhatsApp said on Friday it is launching a new campaign called ‘Check it before you share it’ aimed at reminding users to...

Twitter says new coronavirus misinformation rules will apply to Trump

Twitter is advancing one step further in the fight against coronavirus misinformation. Executives announced in a company blog Monday that Twitter would start affixing labels...

WhatsApp: International Fact-Checking Network launches a WhatsApp bot to fight Covid-19 misinformation

New Delhi: Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network announced the launch of its chatbot on WhatsApp on Monday. WhatsApp said the IFCN’s bot has been built...

Twitter updates misinformation rules again to fight 5G coronavirus truthers

On Wednesday Twitter added new details to their regularly-updated guidance on information safety during the coronavirus pandemic, with new rules aimed squarely at conspiracy theories...