misinformation

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
fake news

Facebook Is Rating Users' Trustworthiness, But It Won't Say How

In an effort to fight fake accounts and misinformation, Facebook is implementing a scale that ranks users’ trustworthiness from zero to one.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.21.18
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
Canada

Canada's Supreme Court Is Preserving Every Website Mentioned In Its Rulings

The country’s top court is publicly archiving every single hyperlink in its decisions, so they aren’t lost.
Dylan C. Robertson
1.31.17
ukraine

These Hackers Are Pretending to Be Journalists, And Failing Miserably

Politically-motivated hackers are trying to get people to pay attention with fake news accounts, but it's not really working.
Joseph Cox
7.22.16
Culture

How the Right-Wing Media Smeared a Science Project

A real-life test of whether a lie spreads faster than the truth.
Ben Richmond
10.24.14
misinformation

How a Study of Misinformation Campaigns Became the Target of One

“Truthy” is a study of how misinformation spreads online, so it was no surprise when a right-wing stupidity echo chamber got ahold of it.
Ben Richmond
10.23.14