Fake News
Fighting Ebola is hard. In Congo, fake news makes it harder  Science Magazine · 1 day
Armed conflict and political tensions stoke rumors and misinformation about the outbreak more
Research reveals strategies for combating science misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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WhatsApp wants researchers to tackle its fake news problem – here's our idea  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Last February, Cadbury Chocolate fell victim to a hoax. The image below went viral in an Indonesian WhatsApp group called "Viral Media... more
The meaning of environmental words matters in the age of 'fake news'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
This week, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a live address on prime-time television where he repeatedly used the words "violent," "illegal aliens" and "crisis"... more
Facebook employs UK fact-checkers to combat fake news  BBC · 5 days
A UK charity will help Facebook combat the spread of misinformation on its platform. more
Fake news on Facebook shared most by seniors, conservatives  CBC · 5 days
The first major study to look at who is sharing links on Facebook to false information finds that... more
Google Search Bug Allows People to Hack Results to Spread Misinformation  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
An innocuous-looking Google Knowledge Panel bug has been revealed that has the potential for spreading misinformation. more
Over 65s 'more likely' to share fake news on Facebook  BBC · 5 days
A study found age was the best predictor of whether someone would pass around dodgy news stories. more
The good news about elderly people sharing so much fake news  THE VERGE · 6 days
Who shares fake news? Until today, conventional wisdom held that posting misinformation to Facebook... more
Over-65s most likely to share fake news on Facebook  Sky News · 6 days
Americans over the age of 65 were most likely to share so-called "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study. more
A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation  TechCrunch · 6 days
A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look... more
Facebook and fake news: elderly more likely to spread misinformation - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Facebook users over the age of 65 shared more fake news during the 2016 US presidential election season, a new study found. more
Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook  Science Magazine · 6 days
So-called "fake news" has renewed concerns about the prevalence and effects of misinformation in political campaigns. Given the potential for widespread dissemination... more
How an upstart hacker collective is fighting back against misinformation in 2019  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
As 2018 drew to a close, BuzzFeed analyzed the most-shared fake stories on Facebook and found that the misinformation industry is still thriving. According... more
Dormant Twitter Accounts Being Hacked to Spread IS Propaganda: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Exploiting a decade-old flaw, hackers are taking control of dormant Twitter accounts to spread Islamic State (IS) propaganda, a media report said. more
Hackers are spreading Islamic State propaganda by hijacking dormant Twitter accounts  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda, TechCrunch has learned. Many of the affected Twitter accounts... more
The Real Fake News: Top Scientific Retractions of 2018  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
From unintentional irony to flat-out fraud, it has been another banner year for scientific retractions. Here are five notable ones. more
Mark Zuckerberg is ‘proud’ of how Facebook handled its scandals this year  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
After the year Mark Zuckerberg’s had, you’d think he’d struggle to appear so chipper. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” he said in... more
Zuckerberg sees 'progress' for Facebook after tumultuous year  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the world's biggest social network has "fundamentally" changed to focus on securing its systems against manipulation and misinformation. more
What’s wrong with Facebook and how to fix it  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
At a certain point, all the bad Facebook headlines start to blur together. Earlier this month, a New... more
Reid Hoffman apologizes for unknowingly backing Alabama disinformation campaign - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The Silicon Valley billionaire "categorically" disavows the use of misinformation to sway an election. more
What history could tell Mark Zuckerberg  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg obsessed over the wrong bit of history. Or else didn’t study his preferred slice of classical antiquity carefully enough, faced, as he now is, with an existential crisis of ‘fake news’ simultaneously undermining trust... more
Facebook and Twitter Remove Pages and Accounts in Bangladesh Ahead of Election  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government which had posted anti-opposition content. more
AP Exclusive: Facebook removes fake Bangladesh news sites  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
AP Exclusive: Facebook says it is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections more
Facebook and Twitter remove accounts spreading fake news ahead of Bangladesh’s elections  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Twitter and Facebook announced this morning they’ve removed a combined total of 30 accounts that were working to spread misinformation in Bangladesh, ten days... more
Facebook shuts down fake Bangladesh news sites ahead of vote  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Facebook says it is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections more
TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news site that exposed fake news problem  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
There’s worrying news from China’s online media world as ByteDance, the $75 billion company behind popular video app TikTok is taking a news site... more
Professor accuses Alberta MP of spreading 'climate misinformation' to school kids  CBC · 4 weeks
A University of Calgary professor says he's concerned about what he calls "climate misinformation"... more
Social media and misinformation: It's a game of whack-a-mole  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in... more
Russian influence thrived on Instagram, Google's $1B NYC expansion video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Today's major tech stories include Russia's Instagram misinformation success, Google's billion-dollar NYC expansion and CNET's list of the best games of 2018. more
How Russia’s online influence campaign engaged with millions for years  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics and sway public opinion were consistent and, as far as engaging with target audiences, largely successful, according to a report from Oxford's... more
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