Public health experts and social media platforms aren’t doing enough to limit the spread of dangerous conspiracy theories propagated by the anti-vaccine movement.
With the coronavirus spreading and increasing cases of misinformation about the disease, journalists have an ethical responsibility to present the most accurate information to the public.
A week-long feud between the Biden and Sanders campaigns over Social Security boiled over when a Sanders speechwriter made a false claim about Biden’s support for Republicans efforts to gut the program, and when Biden retaliated by alleging that a video of his remarks had been “doctored.”
After a series of privacy scandals, Facebook’s latest policy that exempts political candidates from being fact-checked came under fire from presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. And Warren is hardly the only lawmaker who supports increased regulation of the tech giant.
A number of videos of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that were distorted to make her appear drunk and incomprehensible were widely propagated by conservative pages and accounts across social media last Friday. The videos of Pelosi’s speech at an event at the left-leaning
A group of 12 reporters recently visited Facebook’s European headquarters to meet their team dedicated to combating fake-news and misinformation before this month’s European Parliamentary elections. Journalists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Politico and more provided detailed reporting of the 40 person team monitoring
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The European Commission announced in late January that it will ramp up its efforts to combat fake news by committing more staff resources to its anti-disinformation task force. The initiative, known as the East Stratcom Task Force, was set up in 2015 to fight back