Tagged With Misinformation

Facebook made the unusual decision to push back directly on Elizabeth Warren and her criticism of the company, but its attempt to defend itself backfired spectacularly


YouTube has been running ads on videos promoting bogus medicine, including the claim that donkey's milk can prevent cancer


A 24-year-old student in London was left baffled after being caught up in Twitter's purge of Chinese propaganda accounts



A Trump campaign consultant is reportedly making fake websites for Democratic candidates — and it's working


Instagram is recommending that new users in the US follow a 'healer' that peddles dangerous medical misinformation


The way a hyper-local news article went viral on Facebook shows that even legitimate news has the potential to mislead readers on social media



The anti-vaxx movement is fuelling the measles epidemic by deliberately targeting communities most affected by the disease


A self-styled archbishop's conspiracy theory claiming that drinking bleach is a cure for autism was seen by millions on YouTube, and blamed for 2 deaths


YouTube reportedly ignored employee warnings of 'bad virality' in exchange for massive growth


Facebook takes down 2,632 pages, groups, and accounts in its seemingly endless war on misinformation


YouTube has started showing fact-check cards debunking conspiracy theories and hoaxes


Facebook may pull anti-vaccination content as backlash intensifies over the spread of misinformation on the social network



50% of parents of young children are more exposed to anti-vaxx messages on social media, report finds


WhatsApp will only let people forward messages 5 times to fight fake news


Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman apologizes after $750,000 campaign donation linked to misinformation in Alabama senate race


'They threw us under the bus at every opportunity': Facebook fact-checkers say its mission to weed out fake news was a PR stunt



Google follows Facebook's lead and removes 39 YouTube channels linked to Iran


Reddit users shared thousands of links from fake Iranian news sites which have been exposed as misinformation


A 70-year-old grandmother who spends 14 hours a day tweeting hundreds of messages in support of Donald Trump was reportedly flagged as a bot


McMaster: US has seen signs of Russian 'subversion and disinformation' in upcoming Mexican election