YouTube has pulled 30,000 videos for making false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

YouTube has pulled 30,000 videos for sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, Axios . Details on the takedowns come six months after the company first updated its policies to about…

Russia is using online disinformation to trash rival COVID-19 vaccines

Russia’s internet disinformation efforts extend well beyond election interference. State Department officials talking to the Wall Street Journal say Russia is running a disinformation campaign using at least four online…

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs agree to testify about misinformation

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google will soon make another appearance in front of Congress. Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai have at a House Energy and Commerce…

Facebook’s tougher stance on vaccine misinformation is probably temporary

When Facebook announced this week that it was widening its efforts to about vaccines, it seemed like a major shift for the company. Under the, Facebook won’t just remove erroneous…

Facebook is finally banning vaccine misinformation

Facebook is finally taking a tougher stance on vaccine misinformation. With help from the World Health Organization (WHO), the company has expanded the number of claims it will remove from…

TikTok adds warnings to videos with ‘unverified’ info

TikTok is introducing a new feature to fight the spread of misinformation on its platform. The app will begin warning users before they share videos with unverified info.The update is…

Wikipedia’s new code of conduct targets harassment and misinformation

The Wikimedia Foundation has announced the first Universal Code of Conduct to tackle misinformation and harassment on Wikipedia. The foundation says that the rules clearly spell out what behavior is…

Facebook bans account of TV network associated with Myanmar military

In the aftermath of Monday’s coup in Myanmar, Facebook has banned the account of a prominent TV station associated with the country’s military. According to The Wall Street Journal, the…

Tim Cook takes aim at Facebook’s practices during privacy conference

In a wide-ranging keynote delivered at the (online-only) 2021 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for greater scrutiny of businesses “built on misleading…

US arrests far-right Twitter troll for 2016 election interference

Outside of that ploy, Mackey tried to influence the election in other ways. At one point, he had more than 58,000 followers on Twitter, and the MIT Media Lab found…