By Joshua Barajas
Several experts testified at a virtual House committee hearing today on how the U.S. government can take steps to stem the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories, often homegrown in the U.S., ahead of the 2020 election.
By Erin Brodwin, STAT News
Pinterest has taken a hardline strategy against health misinformation, and in particular, vaccine falsehoods.
By PBS NewsHour
Tens of thousands of people in Oregon have evacuated as wildfires continue to blaze across parts of California and the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Emily Cureton joins Christopher Booker to discuss the latest on rescue efforts in the…
As the presidential election approaches, questions are raised daily about not only the candidates themselves, but also how they are covered by the news media. In President Trump’s case, the attention focuses on his relationship with Fox News. Judy Woodruff…
By Zen Soo, Associated Press
With just two months left until the U.S. presidential election, Facebook says it is taking more steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election "civil unrest."…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
Facebook says it will restrict the right-wing conspiracy movement QAnon and will no longer recommend that users join groups supporting it, although the company isn't banning it outright.
Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election.
By Associated Press
Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis. The company says the tweet violated the platform’s rules about glorifying violence.
By John Yang, Sam Lane, Mike Fritz
Misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 have spread rapidly online, creating what some experts are now calling an “infodemic.” Health officials across the globe are scrambling to refute a flood of bogus claims, some of which could have harmful consequences.
By Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
A wave of Facebook groups launched by pro-gun advocacy groups and conservative activists has mobilized people to protest stay-at-home orders in states around the country. There's little basis in reality for many of the claims on the sites.
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