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People Are Making Fake Facebook Profiles of the Santa Fe Shooter to Fit Their Political Narratives

People are rushing to push the shooter into the opposite political camp.
Matthew Gault
5.18.18
fake news
fake news

David Hogg Thinks His Conspiracy Theorist Trolls Are Full of Shit

The Parkland teen has a simple strategy for dealing with people who think he's a 'crisis actor:' call bullshit.
Sophie Kleeman
4.4.18
parkland
parkland

Fake News About the Parkland Kids Is Still Going Viral on Facebook

Misleading stories from sketchy sites are all the rage. Again.
Sophie Kleeman
3.27.18
fake news
fake news

A Data Scientist Was Sick of Seeing Spam on His Facebook so He Built a Fake News Detector

It's still a work-in-progress but shows the possibilities for machine learning in the age of fake news.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.27.18
Viral
Viral

The #1 Trending Video on YouTube Right Now Suggests That a Student From the Parkland Shooting Is a Crisis Actor

A video described as 'DAVID HOGG THE ACTOR….' has made the top of the trending section, another example that YouTube has a conspiracy theory problem.
Emanuel Maiberg
2.21.18
deepfakes
deepfakes

AI-Moderators Fighting AI-Generated Porn Is the Harbinger of the Fake News Apocalypse

Gfycat is deploying AI to seek and destroy AI-generated porn—a good step, but we're not out of the woods yet.
Samantha Cole
2.16.18
Actually
Actually

Historians Are Calling Out Trump Online Whenever He Misreads the Past

Engaging with new media is no longer a dalliance for the history profession in the misinformation age.
Daniel Crown
12.14.17
fake news
fake news

Eric Schmidt Says Google News Will 'Engineer' Russian Propaganda Out of the Feed

“It’s basically RT and Sputnik,” he said on Saturday.
Justin Ling
11.20.17
Boty Politic
Boty Politic

The Bots That Are Changing Politics

A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Renee DiResta
John Little
Jonathon Morgan
Lisa Maria Neudert
Ben Nimmo
11.2.17
Internet Propaganda
Internet Propaganda

Here Are 14 Facebook and Instagram Ads that Russian Trolls Bought to Divide Americans

Lawmakers released some ads purchased on Facebook and Instagram by Russian government-linked entities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.17
Internet Propaganda
Internet Propaganda

Russian Facebook Trolls Got Two Groups of People to Protest Each Other In Texas

A US Senator revealed on Wednesday that Russian trolls organized a simultaneous protest and a counter-protest in Texas in 2016.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.17
Facebook
Facebook

How Facebook Will Protect the 'Integrity' of Canada's Next Election

"We don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy."
Tracey Lindeman
10.19.17