By Matt Volz, Kaiser Health News
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 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.
By News Desk
Frances Haugen, a former data scientist for Facebook, testified to Congress on Oct. 5 about the tech giant’s negligence of acknowledging its societal harms, particularly to children.
By Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
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 Associated Press
YouTube has suspended U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for seven days after the Kentucky Republican posted a misleading video suggesting face masks don't prevent infection by COVID-19. The video was also removed.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. life expectancy has fallen by a year and a half, the largest one-year decline since World War II. Black and Hispanic Americans were hit the hardest, dropping by almost 3 years. As the delta variant…
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