Every day, a new fake story emerges with the power to affect policy or further corrode relationships, from interpersonal to international. This is corrosive disinformation, as different from garden-variety scams and hoaxes as a molehill …
In mid-November 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell report about Facebook that convulsed both traditional and social media. The beleaguered site has been at the center of scandal after fake news scandal from …
Imagine, if you will: A presidential election in which even the most basic facts are riddled with confusing disinformation, a far-right candidate appealing to authoritarians and repulsing many women with misogynistic comments, and connections to …
Facebook has not hired George Soros to moderate elections. Facebook announced a partnership with the Atlantic Council, which has received marginal support from a Soros-linked non-profit.
False claims that a funeral home employee was accidentally cremated while taking a nap on a stretcher came from a website that publishes works of fiction.
False reports that Mark Zuckerberg is retiring from Facebook in 2018 cropped up after Zuckerberg voiced disappointed with the platform’s overall impact on society.
A website that allows users to create fake tweets from public figures is behind false reports that U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee tweeted that President Trump is determined to start war with North Japan.
False rumors that federal agents raided a mosque in Michigan came from a website that describes its content as “conservative satire.”
A website known for publishing fabricated reports is behind bogus claims that George Soros suffered a massive heart attack in Hungary on Christmas Eve.
False rumors that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals legalized Sharia Law came from websites that describe their content as “fiction.”