Fake News
Credder offers Rotten Tomatoes-style ratings for the news  TechCrunch · 2 days
In an age of online misinformation and clickbait, how do you know whether a publication is trustworthy? Startup Credder is trying to solve this problem with reviews from both journalists and regular... more
Google, Facebook, Twitter Still Falling Short in Combating Fake News: EU  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The Internet giants are not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, the European Commission said. more
'The battle is still on': Fake news rages in India's WhatsApp elections  CBC · 3 days
As hundreds of millions of Indians vote in the country's massive staggered election, journalists and civil society groups are working overtime to try and... more
Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation  CBC · 4 days
The federal government says it will launch a new digital charter that will dictate how the country will... more
Many online climate change lessons are actually junk  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Teachers report having to sift through junk science and misinformation as they work to teach their students about climate change more
Old, misleading info among perils of teaching climate change  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Teachers report having to sift through junk science and misinformation as they work to teach their students about climate change more
Looking for climate change info, teachers find propaganda  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach climate change more
Teachers grapple with climate change: 'A pretty scary topic'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online... more
Twitter launches new search features to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines  TechCrunch · 5 days
As measles outbreaks in the United States and other countries continue to get worse, Twitter is introducing new search tools meant to... more
New Twitter feature tackling vaccine misinformation an ‘important step’: N.S. chief medical officer  Global News · 5 days
Certain keywords linked to vaccines or vaccination in the Twitter app will now prompt a link to the federal government health website. more
Iran linked to internet disinformation, fake news: Canadian report  Global News · 6 days
The campaign is another indication of how online disinformation is being tested by countries well beyond Russia, more
EU election prompts removal of fake Italian Facebook accounts  CBC · 6 days
​​​​​​​Facebook shut down phoney Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting... more
When misinformation online leads to death threats  BBC · 6 days
Three stories of what happens when false information is spread about you on social media sites. more
Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Facebook shut down phony Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting opposition lawmakers to call Monday for tougher laws to curb online misinformation. more
Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Facebook shuts fake Italian accounts, pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union elections more
Sri Lanka again blocks social media amid communal unrest  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Sri Lanka's government says it is temporarily blocking social media and messaging apps to prevent the spread of "misinformation," the third time it has taken such a step since Easter... more
Facebook Takes Down Fake Italian Accounts Ahead of EU Election  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news. more
Russia-linked disinformation efforts target EU elections - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Propaganda making the rounds about the EU, NATO and immigrants bears the Kremlin's digital signature, The New York Times reports. more
Instagram to start blocking hashtags with vaccine misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Instagram will start blocking any hashtags spreading misinformation about vaccines, becoming the latest internet platform to crack down on bad health information. more
Singapore criminalizes fake news in controversial move  Global News · 1 week
Opponents in Parliament said it gave government ministers too much power to determine what was false and broadly defined public interest. more
Instagram will let you appeal post takedowns  TechCrunch · 1 week
Instagram isn’t just pretty pictures. It now also harbors bullying, misinformation, and controversial self-expression content. So today Instagram is announcing a bevvy up safety updates to protect users and give them more of a... more
Fake news on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube has real victims, says open letter - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The letter, signed by people who say they've suffered because of fake news, says companies must do more to combat... more
Instagram will begin blocking hashtags that return anti-vaccination misinformation  THE VERGE · 1 week
Instagram will begin hiding search results for hashtags that consistently return false information about vaccines, the company said... more
Singapore passes controversial ‘fake news’ law which critics fear will stifle free speech  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Singapore has passed a controversial bill that could equip the government with extensive powers to police online media and free speech. The... more
Factmata gets backed by eyeo, maker of Adblock Plus, and takes over its Trusted News app  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
“Fake news” — news content that either misleads people with half-truths, or outright lies — has... more
Singapore 'fake news' law could hurt innovation: Google  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Technology giant Google said Thursday Singapore's new law against "fake news" could hurt innovation, a crucial element in the high-tech sector which the government is developing as an economic growth driver. more
Singapore outlaws fake news, allows govt to block, remove it  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Singapore passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content more
Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Singapore passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content, report says more
Source credibility is key to derailing fake news  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fake news is a threat to American democratic institutions and false information can have far-reaching effects. A new study provides a roadmap for dealing with fake news. more
Singapore parliament passes controversial fake news bill - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It follows Malaysia, Russia and Vietnam passing similar laws that have alarmed critics. more
Source credibility is key to derailing fake news  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fake news is a threat to American democratic institutions and false information can have far-reaching effects. A new study provides a roadmap for dealing with fake news. more
Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Singapore's parliament Wednesday passed laws to combat "fake news" that will allow authorities to order the removal of online content despite fierce criticism from tech giants and rights groups. more
Facebook is turning its fact-checking partners loose on Instagram  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Starting this week, Facebook will begin a test to fact-check Instagram posts. Poynter reports that potentially false photos... more
12 new projects will finally show us how Facebook is changing democracy  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Ever since the 2016 US election, some of the most urgent questions in tech have been about the impact of social media — Facebook,... more
Pakistan Demands Facebook Remove Polio Vaccine Misinformation  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Pakistan has asked Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives. more
Finnish school students outperform U.S. students on 'fake news' digital literacy tasks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed U.S. students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media... more
Finnish school students outperform US students on 'fake news' digital literacy tasks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed US students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media... more
Globally measles at an all time high  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the United States, the number of cases of vaccine-preventable viral disease measles is on a 25-year record high. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main reason behind this... more
New research helps visualise sentiment and stance in social media  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How can you find and make sense of opinions and emotions in the vast amount of texts in social media? Kostiantyn Kucher's research helps visualise for instance public... more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Midway, Social Media Still Fighting Fake News: Experts  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The great Indian election season has hit midway - with three phases of voting now over and four more to go. more
Samantha Bee: Canadian, comedian, and defender of the free press  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The only job named in and protected by the U.S. constitution is journalism. But when it’s under attack from fake news, misinformation, and the supposed defender-of-the-constitution-in-chief, who looks... more
UK health minister leans on social media platforms to delete anti-vax content  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Social media-fuelled anti-vaxxer propaganda is the latest online harm the U.K. government is targeting. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program this morning health... more
US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Twitter Makes It Easier to Report Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Twitter on Wednesday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to report misleading information about voting. more
Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social media  BBC · 4 weeks
Is the ban a sign of things to come for social media firms unable to halt the spread of misinformation? more
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