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On the face of it, you might think that the QAnon conspiracy has largely disappeared from big social media sites. But that’s not quite the case.
No good deed goes unpunished: correcting others on Twitter may result in more negativity, research finds.
Conspiracy theories, fake reports and mudslinging – in Iraq, false news thrives and risks real-life consequences as authorities struggle to counteract its spread.
Facebook says it will no longer remove claims that Covid-19 is human-made or manufactured “in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid-19 and in consultation with public health experts”.
Fake news is multiplying on social networks in Mexico during an election campaign marked by increased political polarisation, insults and attacks against candidates and parties, experts warn.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook, Alphabet unit Google and other tech giants will have to pledge to do more to curb the monetisation of false information through advertisement placements, according to a European Commission document seen by Reuters.
Facebook deletes page of independent Australian MP Craig Kelly for continuous posting of pandemic misinformation, despite repeated warnings.
Anti-vaccine campaigners once confined to relatively obscure groups have exploited the coronavirus pandemic to reach a wider audience online, feeding on public fears to sow doubt about the drugs now available.
Bitcoin's value dropped further, following concerns that the US would almost double capital-gains taxes for the wealthy, while its tax department was also stepping up enforcement of tax collection on crypto sales.
Papua New Guinea's health minister calls disinformation spread on Facebook the "biggest challenge" in the nation's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.