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U.S. Senator and democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during a campaign event in New York City, U.S. September 17, 2019.

Facebook made the unusual decision to push back directly on Elizabeth Warren and her criticism of the company, but its attempt to defend itself backfi...

Facebook tried to make a point about freedom of speech, but Warren shot back, saying, "It's up to you whether you take money to promote lies."
The BBC found over 80 videos advocating fake cancer cures including drinking donkey's milk.

YouTube has been running ads on videos promoting bogus medicine, including the claim that donkey’s milk can prevent cancer

Fake cancer cures touted by the videos also included turmeric and baking soda. Once alerted by the BBC, YouTube demonetized 70 of the videos.
Facebook and Twitter found coordinated campaigns from China targeting protesters in Hong Kong.

A 24-year-old student in London was left baffled after being caught up in Twitter’s purge of Chinese propaganda accounts

Twitter released a list of 936 accounts which it had identified as being part of a China-backed propaganda effort targeting protesters in Hong Kong.

A Trump campaign consultant is reportedly making fake websites for Democratic candidates — and it’s working

A consultant for Trump's re-election campaign has been making dupes of Democratic candidates' websites, and some of them have tricked search engines.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, Instagram's parent company.

Instagram is recommending that new users in the US follow a ‘healer’ that peddles dangerous medical misinformation

Instagram's algorithm is giving a massive boost to a controversial "healer" once beloved by Michael Jackson.

The way a hyper-local news article went viral on Facebook shows that even legitimate news has the potential to mislead readers on social media

A journalist who spotted the article's rise said the incident is part of a broader disinformation landscape on Facebook.
Doctor giving a vaccine to a patient

The anti-vaxx movement is fueling the measles epidemic by deliberately targeting communities most affected by the disease

Hundreds of people, mostly ultra-Othodox Jews, gathered at a rally in New York last week to listen as speakers ticked off false claims about vaccines.
"Archbishop" Jim Humble showed YouTube users how to mix a bleach solution that he calls Miracle Mineral Solution.

A self-styled archbishop’s conspiracy theory claiming that drinking bleach is a cure for autism was seen by millions on YouTube, and blamed for ...

YouTube has played host to hundreds of videos where devotees of 'Miracle Mineral Solution' — actually a type of bleach — claim it has healing powers.
Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles

Anti-vaxx memes are thriving on Instagram

While Facebook introduced a policy aimed at combatting vaccine misinformation on its platforms, anti-vax memes continue to thrive on Instagram.
YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki

YouTube reportedly ignored employee warnings of ‘bad virality’ in exchange for massive growth

According to a Bloomberg report, YouTube executives ignored employee warnings and shelved product changes that could have curbed the spread of toxic videos on its site.