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The accounts posted about topics such as black history, celebrity gossip and fashion. Twitter says the accounts tried to sow discord around social issues such as race and civil rights.
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, Twitter has applied a “manipulated media” tag on a campaign video shared by a White House aide and retweeted by President Trump. The edited clip makes it appear that former Vice President Joe Biden, leading…
As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, candidates are facing an unprecedented challenge: the growing scale and variety of disinformation online. John Yang reports on the difficulty of verifying that content is authentic and not manipulated -- especially when it…
By John Yang
Social media has revolutionized the way we connect and communicate -- and certainly not all for the better. In his new book, “Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation,” Andrew Marantz explores how digital platforms full…
By Nsikan Akpan
When done correctly, debunking can combat people’s faith in false conspiracy theories. Here's a neuroscience-backed guide to approaching your loved ones’ conspiratorial beliefs.
By Fatemeh Torabi Asr, The Conversation
False stories are now spreading 10 times faster than real news and the problem of fake news seriously threatens our society.
By Kevin Freking, Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
Trump convened Thursday's White House "social media summit" of like-minded critics of Big Tech, excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.
By Mae Anderson, Associated Press
The somewhat crude video of the Facebook CEO, created as part of an art project and circulated on Facebook-owned Instagram over the past few days, combines news footage of Zuckerberg with phony audio.
A doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, slowed to make her appear to slur her words, continues to provoke controversy. While YouTube removed the video from its platform, both Facebook and Twitter left it up. The episode sparks questions…
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