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‘They threw us under the bus at every opportunity’: Facebook fact-checkers say its mission to weed out fake news was a PR stunt
Some fact-checkers expressed dismay at the news that Facebook hired the Republican-linked PR firm Definers to smear prominent critic George Soros
Google has joined Facebook in removing YouTube channels suspected of being part of an effort by Iran to spread disinformation — an effort that the channel's proprietors tried to disguise.
Reddit users shared thousands of links from fake Iranian news sites which have been exposed as misinformation
Reddit users posted thousands of links from fake sites now revealed to be part of a sophisticated misinformation campaign, likely stemming from Iran. An analysis of the domains on Reddit shows many of the posts were upvoted, meaning millions of users may have clicked on the fake site links.
A 70-year-old grandmother who spends 14 hours a day tweeting hundreds of messages in support of Donald Trump was reportedly flagged as a bot
An account that's been repeatedly flagged on Twitter belongs to Nina Tomasieski, a 70-year-old grandmother who tweets as many as 1,000 times a day in support of President Donald Trump,
According to Apple’s digital assistant Siri, Marvel comic book legend Stan Lee had apparently died on Monday
Fans were surprised to learn Stan Lee had died on Monday, only to realise that Siri had given them false information.
Analysts and officials have warned for some time about potential Russian attempts to influence the outcome of nationwide elections in Mexico this summer.
A survey finds that a strong majority of Brazilians are concerned about fake news while less than half of Germans are.
Facebook doesn't want to become known as the platform of propaganda.