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Facebook and Twitter will testify on terrorist content, report says - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Twitter and Facebook will also reportedly testify on misinformation before the House Homeland Security Committee. more
EU Calls for More Data From Online Platforms in Fight Against Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The European Union said online platforms must do more to combat disinformation, including sharing data on their efforts. more
Twitter Deletes Thousands of Accounts Tied to Iran, Releases Archive of State-Backed Propaganda  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Twitter on Thursday released a new archive of state-backed propaganda from accounts it has banned based in Iran, Russia, Spain and Venezuela. more
Congress grapples with how to regulate deepfakes  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Top House Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued a warning on Thursday that deepfake videos could have a disastrous effect on the... more
Twitter releases new trove of banned state propaganda  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Social media giant Twitter on Thursday released a new archive of state-backed propaganda from accounts it has banned based in Iran, Russia, Spain and Venezuela. more
Pinterest bans anti-abortion group Live Action - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The social network tells the group it was kicked off for spreading "harmful misinformation." more
Public say they are relying more on 'reputable' news brands to counter misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Public concern about misinformation is making some people more careful about the brands they choose and the content they share online, according... more
86 percent of internet users admit being duped by fake news: survey  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Eighty-six percent of internet users have been duped by fake news—most of it spread on Facebook—according to a global survey published Tuesday. more
Instagram will leave up deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg was uploaded to Instagram earlier this week, as first reported by Motherboard,... more
Poll finds 90% of Canadians have fallen for fake news  CBC · 2 weeks
Ninety per cent of Canadians say they have fallen for fake news online, with many listing... more
To detect fake news, this AI first learned to write it  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
One of the biggest problems in media today is so-called "fake news," which is so highly pernicious in part because it superficially resembles the real thing.... more
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says tackling hate speech on YouTube is hard - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
YouTube is under fire for hosting channels and videos that foster hate speech and fake news. more
Report details how islamic state supporters use Telegram  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) want to use social media to share propaganda and their extremist narrative, but they also want to coordinate operations without being detected by law enforcement and... more
Tacoma-based Snopes, debunker of fake news, is locked in a nasty legal dispute  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After more than two decades battling internet hoaxes, retouched photos, and other fake news, David Mikkelson, co-founder of Snopes, faces a much... more
How Finland fights the fake news trolls  BBC · 3 weeks
Finland's history and geography mean the Nordic country is well placed to tackle the internet disinformation problem. more
How Finland fights fake news  BBC · 3 weeks
The Nordic country thinks it's found a solution to the internet disinformation problem. more
Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. more
AntiToxin sells safetytech to clean up poisoned platforms  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The big social networks and video games have failed to prioritize user well-being over their own growth. As a result, society is losing the battle against bullying, predators, hate speech, misinformation and... more
Apple CEO Tim Cook worries fake news isn't 'under control' - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Cook says he's concerned about outside forces using fake news to manipulate the next presidential election. more
Trump calls for AT&T boycott over CNN 'fake news' coverage - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The US president is once again lashing out at the cable news giant on Twitter as he lands in London for an official state... more
How white supremacists evade Facebook bans  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Yesterday Twitter, in response to years of complaints about letting white nationalists use the platform even though they had already been banned, said that... more
Inflatable Angry Emoji Looms Over Facebook’s Annual Shareholder Meeting  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein... more
Facebook should do more to stop malicious propaganda videos  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
I. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that a video purporting to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring... more
Facebook Use Eroding in US as Social Media Under Pressure: eMarketer  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday. more
Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday. more
Fake News Spreads Unabated on Social Media After Lok Sabha Polls, Claims Fact-Checking Platform  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Posts containing fake news continued to flourish on social media after the end of the Lok Sabha elections that saw... more
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