Tagged With Misinformation

Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX's astronaut launch.


YouTuber Jake Paul says he thinks COVID-19 is a hoax, despite case rates accelerating across the country


YouTube just suspended OANN after it said the conservative media outlet promoted a fake cure for COVID-19



Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that favoured established news sites and made feeds 'nicer' after the election


YouTube's algorithm is steering viewers away from anti-vaccine videos


The attorney for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse appears to be a QAnon believer



Facebook, Twitter, and Google are uniting to stop vaccine misinformation from spreading online


A woman believed to be a QAnon follower was charged with killing a legal theorist trying to help her regain custody of her daughters


Twitter flagged 1 in every 500 election tweets as 'potentially misleading' — but 1 in 4 people saw them before the labels were added


YouTube defends leaving up videos that falsely claim Trump won the election


A top US cybersecurity official reportedly expects to be fired for debunking election misinformation that was favourable to Trump


Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook didn't suspend Steve Bannon's account after he called for the beheading of federal officials because he hadn't violated its policies enough times



Facebook shut down a network of Steve Bannon-linked pages for spreading election misinformation – but unlike Twitter, it hasn't banned Trump's former chief strategist


A top Biden staffer accused Facebook of 'shredding the fabric of our democracy' — yet another sign the social-media giant should fear the new administration


2 suspected QAnon supporters were arrested after the discovery of a Hummer full of rifles and pistols near a Philadelphia ballot-counting centre


Facebook reportedly measures 'violence and incitement trends' — and it spiked by 45% during the week of the election



YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are scrambling to moderate posts from Trump surrogates threatening 'total war' and beheadings as the election comes down to Pennsylvania


Michigan says a 'dead voter' conspiracy theory shared by Donald Trump Jr. is probably the result of a records error


YouTube says it will allow videos with false or misleading election results, but won't advertise on them


Eric Trump shared a fake QAnon-promoted video of a person claiming to burn 80 Trump ballots. It had been debunked by officials the day before.