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With YouTube videos “debunking” allegations of human rights abuses and diatribes on Western “conspiracies” against China, an unlikely set of foreigners are loudly defending Beijing from its international critics.
Twenty years on, the scepticism and suspicion first revealed by 9/11 conspiracy theories has metastasized, spread by the Internet and nurtured by pundits and politicians like Donald Trump.
A federal judge on Sept 2 ordered a prominent participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol to return to jail after he was caught accessing the Internet to watch false conspiracy theories about the US presidential election.
Fake news and widespread mistrust is hindering Bulgaria's Covid-19 vaccination plans, with fact-checks of articles in the country revealing most to be spreading disinformation.
(Reuters) - Facebook said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed to enlist influencers to push anti-vaccine content about the COVID-19 jabs.
Dr Marc Feingold, a primary care doctor in Manalapan, has been spending plenty of time with his patients in recent weeks trying to debunk misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine, falsehoods heard everywhere from Facebook and the TV networks to New Jersey radio, including Bill Spadea’s popular New Jersey morning-drive talk show.
YouTube will start labelling health videos with information on how authoritative the source is just days after US President Joe Biden tore into social media for “killing people” by spreading falsehoods about vaccines.
Many people of all ages may be participating in civic life without even realising it – through play. Gamers engage in debates and political discussions, take on others' perspectives, and even protest issues about both physical and virtual worlds.
After years of directly pressuring Facebook Inc and other social media companies to rid their platforms of hate speech – with limited success – civil rights groups are shifting tack: They’re taking their fight to Washington.
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.