As people around the world Monday turned to YouTube to watch Notre Dame Cathedral burn, an automated system attached background information about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York to videos of the fire. YouTube explained that the background…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.
By Amanda Seitz, Jeff Horwitz, Bernard Condon, Mae Anderson, Associated Press
The stakes are high in Nigeria ahead of Saturday's presidential vote marked by widespread discontent over unemployment, poverty and insecurity in some parts of the country.
By Rodney Muhumuza, Sam Olukoya, Associated Press
Silver lining: That means most people were not being inundated with fake news.
By Vicky Stein
By Luca Belli, The Conversation
Brazil’s WhatsApp election scandal should be a wake-up call particularly for other developing world democracies.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
The rising capabilities of the technology are fueling concerns it could be used to make a bogus video, for example, of an American politician accepting a bribe or of a U.S. or an adversarial foreign leader warning of an impending…
Political symbols have a sneaky influence on your brain, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Donald Trump met with the publisher of The New York Times to discuss media coverage of his administration, including his oft-repeated accusation that the media is the "enemy of the people."…
By Fedor Kossakovski
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and series producer Cameron Hickey have been researching junk news on the internet since the election, uncovering important storylines close to home.
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