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Misinformation on Facebook is three times more popular than it was during the 2016 election, according to new research

© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in…

On Facebook, Misinformation Is More Popular Now Than in 2016

During the 2016 presidential election, Russian operatives used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms to spread disinformation to divide the American electorate. Since then, the social media companies…

Why Trump’s viral Covid and flu misinformation is hard for Facebook and Twitter to stop

A perfect storm of medical misinformation and political disinformation is creating new challenges for the press, for social media platforms and for the public. Take just the events of the…

Twitter Places New Restrictions On Users To Combat Misinformation

KEY POINTS Twitter announced that it would add new restrictions on tweets when U.S. politicians and other users try to spread election misinformation This week, Facebook banned QAnon accounts in a sweeping…

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,…

Anti-vaxxer misinformation goes viral in the Philippines

Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject vaccinations for polio and other deadly diseases.…

Facebook, Twitter block Trump post over COVID-19 misinformation

Oct. 6 (UPI) — Facebook and Twitter blocked a post Tuesday from President Donald Trump for spreading COVID-19 misinformation. Trump’s post falsely claimed that the COVID-19 is less deadly than…

Twitter Considers Changing Misinformation Labels

Twitter  (TWTR) – Get Report is reassessing how its misinformation labels appear and reach users, the microblogging site’s head of site integrity told a news service. The San Francisco social-media company…

Twitter’s ‘Birdwatch’ looks like a new attempt to root out propaganda and misinformation

Twitter has confirmed it’s working on a new feature, currently dubbed “Birdwatch,” that could let the Twitter community warn one another about misleading tweets that could cause harm. There’s an…

Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

CHICAGO — News Friday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories that in a…