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Sacha Baron Cohen slams Facebook as a home for conspiracy theories

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen wrote an op-ed for Time condemning social media platforms for allowing misinformation to spread, and he singled out Facebook in particular. The “Borat” actor, who has…

Sacha Baron Cohen just slammed Facebook for being a home for conspiracy theories that could ‘kill democracy as we know it’

© Provided by Business Insider Sacha Baron Cohen attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Actor Sacha Baron Cohen wrote…

Expert discusses the importance of getting wise to misinformation, conspiracy theories

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has opened gateways—allowing for people to continue learning and remain connected. But it’s also allowed for the steady flow of disinformation,…

QAnon Believers Say Being Banned From Facebook Is Proof of the Conspiracy

QAnon followers were speculating on Tuesday night that Facebook’s new ban on all QAnon groups and pages was part of a complex plan by the Trump administration to root out…

Etsy Latest To Crackdown On QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Topline E-commerce platform Etsy will remove and ban any items affiliated with the right-wing QAnon conspiracy theory, the company told Business Insider Wednesday, as the theory claiming there is a…

QAnon: What you need to know about this crazy conspiracy theory

The QAnon movement continues to grow and become even more dangerous.  Getty Images QAnon, a pro-Trump conspiracy theory that started on anonymous message boards, has jumped from the online world…

Facebook says it will ban conspiracy group QAnon on network, Instagram

CLOSE Facebook’s update suggests the rules don’t take effect until late October. USA TODAY Facebook said Tuesday it is escalating the campaign against QAnon, pledging to remove any Facebook pages, groups…

Conspiracy Theories and Public Health

Here’s the latest news from the global pandemic. Conspiracy theories and public health As if ventilation, droplets and aerosolized particles weren’t enough to keep track of, conspiracy theories may be…

How Facebook became a haven for misinformation and conspiracy theories

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. Read on for news…