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Misinformation

  1. conspiracy series
    The Alex Jones Trial Is As Messy As You’d ExpectHe was ordered to pay $4.1 million to a Sandy Hook victim’s parents after a trial that saw him surprised by the revelation of his own texts.
  2. covid-19
    YouTube Bans All Anti-Vaccine ContentThe new rules go beyond COVID-specific misinformation.
  3. misinformation
    White House to Talk With Minaj About Cousin’s Friend’s BallsFor science, of course.
  4. covid-19
    No, COVID Vaccines Don’t Cause Swollen TesticlesOr impotence. Or infertility.
  5. social media
    Twitter Adds ‘Friction’ to Limit Election Chaos, But Is It Enough?With one eye on President Trump, the company introduced a raft of changes to prevent dangerous misinformation from going viral on Election Night.
  6. misinformation
    Trump Aide Michael Caputo Takes Leave of Absence After Facebook RantThe former Trump campaign official baselessly accused CDC scientists of “sedition.”
  7. misinformation
    HHS Officials Altered CDC COVID-19 Reports to Help TrumpTrump-appointed officials have been interfering to protect the president’s deliberately misleading COVID-19 spin.
  8. media
    Can Twitter Fix ‘Misinformation’ Like Mayor Bloomberg’s Manipulated Video?On March 5, Twitter is rolling out new policies around misinformation. Will they work?
  9. the zucc
    Facebook Announces Fake Ban Against DeepfakesThe policy is narrowly defined and continues a huge carve-out, making it completely useless for combating misinformation.
  10. life in pixels
    Can You Spot a Deepfake? Does It Matter?If you want to imagine the future, don’t imagine an onslaught of fake video. Imagine an onslaught of people telling you a video is fake.
  11. life in pixels
    With Social Media Disinformation, What — and Who — Should We Be Afraid Of?We may have more to fear from wealthy donors than from geopolitical adversaries like Russia.
  12. life in pixels
    The Decline and Fall of the Zuckerberg EmpireDo we need Facebook?
  13. misinformation
    The Only Reason to Fact-Check Anything Is on Behalf of the AliensNobody is going to win the day, but someone has to win the historical record.
  14. life in pixels
    Facebook Stopped Russia. Is That Enough?Facebook’s “misinformation problem” is a lot bigger than Facebook.
  15. scams
    Jacob Wohl Demonstrates the Limits of the Right-Wing Misinformation SystemJacob Wohl was easily sussed out because he developed in the hothouses of the right-wing fringe and couldn’t survive the harsh climes of reality.