The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean the major platforms have to guarantee bad actors freedom of reach.
A coordinated barrage of social media attacks suggests the involvement of foreign state actors.
Disinformation, now known as fake news, has tainted public discourse for centuries, even millennia. It’s been amplified in our digital age as a weapon of fearmongers, mob-baiters and ...
Social media companies face an onslaught of deceptive and divisive messaging.
Campaigns and some digital experts say the restrictions limit a tactic — microtargeting of voters — that they heavily rely on, while not aggressively addressing misinformation.
<p>Last month, Facebook announced that it would exempt political advertising from the fact-checking standards imposed on the rest of its platform. The move was controversial. More than ever ...
Preparing for misinformation might mean decluttering your feed, or making some suggestions to your friends and family.
Analysis of computational propaganda in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reveals the reach of bots
New laws can improve the integrity of information on the web, says Samuel Woolley, author of “The Reality Game”
Facebook is reaffirming its freewheeling policy on political ads, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people
Social media platforms must fundamentally rethink their products to reduce the health risks posed by disinformation and misinformation about the coronavirus crisis.
Consumer Reports charts misinformation policies from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and every other major social media company on vital topics from COVID-19 to voting.
Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the ...
The rapid spread of the coronavirus in China and around the world has sent Facebook, Google and Twitter scrambling to prevent a different sort of malady — a surge of half-truths and ...