The ban on vaccine misinformation comes as countries around the world continue to offer free immunizations for COVID-19 to a somewhat hesitant public.
By Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
President Joe Biden said Friday that social media companies are “killing people” by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines.
By Associated Press, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
The January 6th insurrection made clear the increasing dangers of domestic extremism in the U.S. But with social media spreading online disinformation at an alarming rate, how can law enforcement and experts hope to stop the flow of white supremacist…
By Zachary Green
American authorities have seized a range of Iran's state-linked news websites they accuse of spreading "disinformation." The takedowns come as world powers scramble to resurrect Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal.
By Isabel Debre, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
By Amna Nawaz
Misinformation falsely linking President Joe Biden to a call to dramatically limit red meat consumption in America has sparked conservative outrage. A British tabloid, the Daily Mail, claimed Biden’s climate plans could limit Americans to one hamburger a month. Amna…
By Amna Nawaz, Tess Conciatori
There are many myths and much disinformation circulating online, including those related to the pandemic. Fox News host Tucker Carlson made headlines on Monday for his anti-mask stance that included false claims. To explain how and why similar falsehoods spread,…
By Simon Ostrovsky
In a Congressional hearing last week the heads of Facebook and Twitter said they're taking measures to slow the spread of hate speech and conspiracies on their sites in the wake of the Jan 6 insurrection. But a crackdown on…
By William Brangham
Three top executives from big tech are back in the hot seat on Capitol Hill as lawmakers look to find solutions for misinformation, disinformation and how it spreads. But this time, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, and…
By Marcy Gordon, Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google face a new grilling by Congress Thursday, one focused on their efforts to prevent their platforms from spreading falsehoods and inciting violence.
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