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Clarence Thomas' wife spreading Biden misinformation on Facebook

Clarence Thomas’ spouse spreading Biden misinformation on Fb

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Ginni Thomas, the spouse of Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas, is utilizing her Fb web page to amplify unsubstantiated claims of alleged corruption involving Joe Biden. Thomas requested her 10,000 followers to share a hyperlink to a web site discussing a now-disputed information story purporting to point out proof of corruption by the Democratic ….  Read More


YouTube to hyperlink to election ends in video and search pages to curb misinformation

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YouTube will hyperlink to election outcomes info. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET This story is a part of Elections 2020, CNET’s protection of the run-up to voting in November. Starting on Election Day on Nov. 3, YouTube will hyperlink to info on election ends in an effort to tamp down on confusion within the aftermath of the competition, ….  Read More

Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election

Monitoring Viral Misinformation Forward of the 2020 Election

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YouTube, like different social media corporations, faces a misinformation problem forward of the Nov. Three election.Credit score…Jim Wilson/The New York Instances With every week to go earlier than Election Day on Nov. 3, YouTube, like different social media corporations, is girding for a check of its skill to maintain misinformation and different problematic movies off ….  Read More

Most Facebook fact-checking partners in India fail to fact-check BJP-led misinformation

Most Fb fact-checking companions in India fail to fact-check BJP-led misinformation

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Social media big Fb has repeatedly come below the scanner after a number of reviews of the corporate evading duty for hateful content material and misinformation thriving on the platform. A Buzzfeed report from final month revealed that Fb “ignored or was gradual to behave on proof that faux accounts on its platform have been ….  Read More

Opinion | Samantha Power: Two things Facebook could do to reduce the spread of misinformation

Opinion | Samantha Energy: Two issues Fb may do to scale back the unfold of misinformation

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In america, Fb’s weaponization has been effectively documented. Regardless of having been overrun by overseas disinformation in 2016, and vowing to fight falsehoods this election cycle, the platform remains to be not doing sufficient to stem their unfold. Since 2016, person engagement with content material from retailers recognized to repeatedly publish verifiably false data has ….  Read More

YouTube to remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

YouTube to take away COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

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SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube mentioned Wednesday it could take down content material which contradicts skilled consensus about COVID-19 vaccines, updating its insurance policies on misinformation concerning the pandemic. The transfer is the newest by on-line platforms struggling to comprise the unfold of hoaxes and false details about the coronavirus and coverings. YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing ….  Read More

Facebook's long and halting fight against misinformation

Fb’s lengthy and halting combat towards misinformation

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Fb is dealing with its hardest problem but: an election sophisticated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate variations of actuality. Is it prepared? Listed below are a number of the greatest steps and missteps it’s taken within the combat towards misinformation since 2016. Nov. 10, 2016: Days after ….  Read More