Disinformation

Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.18
one job

Journalists Are Not Social Media Platforms’ Unpaid Content Moderators

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted how much the platform relies on reports from journalists on to counter offending content on the site.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
In Moderation

Facebook’s Own Training Materials Fell for Fake News

As the 2 billion user-strong platform grapples with misinformation, a training document for Facebook content moderators incorrectly claimed an image was of violence in Myanmar.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Facebook

Why Election Interference Campaigns on Facebook Are Still Working

“If they’re not caught, it leads to action in the real world. If they’re exposed, they’ve already undermined trust in the conversation."
Matthew Gault
8.1.18
Internet Insecurity

New: Russian Hackers Targeted Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Email Ahead of the 2016 Election

New evidence shows that during their wide-ranging hacking campaign, Russian hackers tried to hack 6,730 people with 19,315 phishing links.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.30.17
Twitter

Trump Protesters Falsely Accused of Anti-Chinese Racism in Viral Weibo Story

Fake information is not just a problem for American social media.
Sarah Jeong
11.15.16
security

Hackers Threaten Security Researchers: 'We'll Analyze Your Brain with a Bullet'

Researchers from Citizen Lab received the threats while investigating state-sponsored hacking in South America.
Joseph Cox
12.9.15