By Kelvin Chan, Beatrice Dupuy, Associated Press
In Europe, conspiracy theories linking new 5G mobile networks and the coronavirus pandemic are fueling arson attacks on cell towers.
By Courtney Vinopal
Americans right now face a dual challenge: to protect themselves and others from the new illness COVID-19, which is highly contagious and potentially deadly, as well as from the dangers of misinformation about the virus.
By Zoe Rohrich
In a media briefing Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China was “the first country to know about the risk to the world from this virus. And they repeatedly delayed sharing that information with the globe."…
By Lisa Fazio, The Conversation
The majority of visual misinformation that people are exposed to involves simple forms of deception like recycling legitimate old photographs and videos and presenting them as evidence of recent events.
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
Twitter will begin to label and in some cases remove doctored or manipulated photos, audio and videos that are designed to mislead people.
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
The World Health Organization is trying to tamp down excessive fear, gear up preparedness, and make sure people get their facts straight about the new coronavirus and the threat it poses. Since the outbreak began in the Chinese city of…
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
Facebook says it is forbidding the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes.
By John Yang
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…
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.
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