Politics Apr 06Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist
Conspiracy theories about the coronavirus have flourished since the global pandemic was declared a year ago. Researchers want to know why, and are examining the reasons some people believe conspiracy theories and others don't.
Nation Jan 29Checked by reality, some QAnon supporters seek a way out
Some followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory are now turning to online support groups and even therapy to help them move on, now that it's clear Donald Trump's presidency is over.
Nation Jan 06Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence
In an unprecedented step, Twitter suspended the account of President Donald Trump for 12 hours Wednesday after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the integrity of the election and threatened him with a permanent ban.
Politics Nov 05Facebook bans big ‘Stop the Steal’ group for sowing violence
Facebook banned a large group called "Stop the Steal" that supporters of President Donald Trump were using to organize protests against the presidential vote count.
Politics Nov 03FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to ‘stay home’
The calls, which feature a computerized female voice, began over the summer and increased dramatically last month.
Nation Oct 18Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?
Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter…
Politics Oct 17Scammers seize on US election, but it’s not votes they want
American voters face an especially pivotal, polarized election this year, and scammers here and abroad are taking notice — posing as fundraisers and pollsters, impersonating candidates and campaigns, and launching fake voter registration drives. It’s not votes they’re after, but…
Politics Oct 24WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez questioned Zuckerberg about false political ads. Facebook is now defending its policy
During a hearing Wednesday, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook would "probably" allow candidates to buy ads making false claims about their opponents.
Nation Aug 20New York, 2 other states sue over Trump rule on immigrant benefits
The states join a growing list of entities suing over the rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.
Nation Aug 14WATCH: Lawsuit filed against Archdiocese of New York over church sex abuse
A flurry of sex abuse lawsuits were filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases that had been blocked by an old statute of limitations.