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American-Made Disinformation Strains Social Media’s Safeguards

(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s announcement Thursday that it had shut down a network of phony accounts attempting to influence the November elections reinforced fears that people are working to use…

Researchers say a Project Veritas video accusing Ilhan Omar of voter fraud was a ‘coordinated disinformation campaign.’

A deceptive video released on Sunday by the conservative activist James O’Keefe, which claimed through unidentified sources and with no verifiable evidence that Representative Ilhan Omar’s campaign had collected ballots…

Data, Disinformation, and the Art of Skepticism

The Open Mind explores the world of ideas across politics, media, science, technology, and the arts. The American Prospect is republishing this edited excerpt. Alexander Heffner: You are author of the new book…

Microsoft Announces New Technologies to Combat Disinformation

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced two new technologies to combat disinformation: a Video Authenticator tool and technology to either detect manipulated content or assure people that the media…