Misinformation

Twitter bans ‘misleading’ climate change ads
Technology

Twitter bans ‘misleading’ climate change ads

New York (CNN) – Twitter is banning misleading advertisements that go against the scientific consensus of climate change, the company…
Deepfakes are now trying to change the course of war
World

Deepfakes are now trying to change the course of war

(CNN Business) – In the third week of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in a video, dressed in…
Israel denies reports that President Sisi’s son visited Tel Aviv
Egypt

Israel denies reports that President Sisi’s son visited Tel Aviv

The Israeli government denied allegations that Mahmoud al-Sisi, son of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, visited Tel Aviv. On his…
Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook ‘biased against facts’
World

Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook ‘biased against facts’

MANILA, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa used her new prominence to criticize Facebook as a…
Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows
World

Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Most also think social…
Doctors grow frustrated over COVID-19 denial, misinformation
World

Doctors grow frustrated over COVID-19 denial, misinformation

The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis.…
New Cuban decree tightens controls on social media, sparking outrage
World

New Cuban decree tightens controls on social media, sparking outrage

HAVANA, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Cuba introduced tighter controls on the use of social media this week, including a ban…
Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans
World

Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements —…
Conspiracy theories during coronavirus pandemic in Europe
World

Conspiracy theories during coronavirus pandemic in Europe

Shutdowns, travel restrictions, closed schools — the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed daily life for people across Europe. And there…
COVID-19: Israel’s vaccination drive hits stumbling blocks
Middle East

COVID-19: Israel’s vaccination drive hits stumbling blocks

For over a decade, every Tuesday, the long-time friends met to play Mahjong, a Chinese board game. Throughout 2020, they…
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