Tag: Rumors and Misinformation

Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds

LONDON — The European authorities on Friday blamed Russia for a misinformation campaign designed to depress voter turnout in last month’s European Union elections, and warned that new rules might be needed to force internet platforms to do more to stop the spread of false news. A preliminary review of the parliamentary elections by the […]

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A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — Two weeks ago, Facebook declined to remove a doctored video in which the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, seemed to drunkenly slur her speech. Over the weekend, two British artists released a doctored video of Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, as a sly comment on the spread of false information online. […]

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YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views

YouTube announced plans on Wednesday to remove thousands of videos and channels that advocate for neo-Nazism, white supremacy and other bigoted ideologies in an attempt to clean up extremism and hate speech on its popular service. The new policy will ban “videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or […]

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The Week in Tech: Disinformation’s Huge Inaction Problem

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Hi, I’m Jamie Condliffe. Greetings from London. Here’s a look at the week’s tech news: Almost everybody wants something done about disinformation. So why does it seem that […]

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Worry About Facebook. Rip Your Hair Out in Screaming Terror About Fox News.

At the risk of losing street cred as a tough-as-nails tech pundit, I’ll confess that I couldn’t muster much outrage when Facebook declined last week to delete a video doctored to make Nancy Pelosi look like a drunken mess. Sure, there’s a good argument that Facebook should have taken down the fake, as YouTube did. […]

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Nancy Pelosi and Fakebook’s Dirty Tricks

So, Fakebook it is. This week, unlike YouTube, Facebook decided to keep up a video deliberately and maliciously doctored to make it appear as if Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk or perhaps crazy. She was not. She was instead the victim of an obvious dirty trick by a dubious outfit with a Facebook page called […]

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