Russian disinformation is rife in countries formerly ruled from Moscow. Some ex-Soviet states have tried to suppress it altogether by banning Russian television stations and even limiting the use of the Russian language on their own domestic channels. Special Correspondent…
By Simon Ostrovsky
The attack on the U.S. Capitol was based on a “Big Lie” about election fraud in 2020, and the hope of supporters of former President Donald Trump that they could stop the certification of electoral vote results. But in the…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris, Frank Carlson
In a statement on the messaging app Telegram, Greene blasted Twitter's move as un-American. She wrote that her account was suspended after tweeting statistics from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a government database which includes unverified raw data…
By Associated Press
Hospitals in Montana and Idaho reported threats and harassment from public officials and family members of patients who were denied treatment with a drug not authorized to treat COVID-19.
By Matt Volz, Kaiser Health News
By Saher Khan, Vignesh Ramachandran
And while social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have come under intense scrutiny for hosting misinformation, private messaging services like Telegram, South Korea’s Kakao, the China-based WeChat and the largest--WhatsApp--have been more difficult to monitor because they host private,…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Exxon CEO Darren Woods is among top officials testifying Thursday as congressional Democrats investigate what they describe as a decades-long campaign to push disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.
By David Klepper, Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
Despite evidence that it worked, Facebook took a full month to implement the changes at a pivotal time in the global vaccine rollout.
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
Google will no longer allow digital ads promoting false climate change claims to appear next to the content of other publishers, hoping to deny money to those making such claims and to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform.
By Amanda Seitz, Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press
Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Most also think individual users, along with social media companies, bear a good deal of blame for the situation.
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