Nation Oct 26Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users
Despite evidence that it worked, Facebook took a full month to implement the changes at a pivotal time in the global vaccine rollout.
Economy Oct 13Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures
The changes come amid mounting criticism of the company's handling of hate speech, misinformation and other kinds of harmful content. Earlier this month, a former Facebook data scientist told Congress that the platform has failed in its responsibility to protect…
Nation Aug 22Tropical Storm Henri makes landfall in Rhode Island
Tropical Storm Henri hit the coast of Rhode Island Sunday, packing high winds that knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and bands of rain that led to flash flooding from New Jersey to Massachusetts.
Nation Jul 15WATCH: Surgeon general urges U.S. fight against COVID-19 misinformation
The warning comes as the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations has slowed throughout the U.S., in part because of vaccine opposition fueled by unsubstantiated claims about the safety of immunizations.
Politics Jul 046 months after Capitol assault, corporate pledges fall flat
As shockwaves spread across the country from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, corporate America took a stand against the lies that powered the mob. Or so it seemed.
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.