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Do Twitter bots spread vaccine misinformation? Research shows it’s not that simple

Discussion of online misinformation in politics and public health often focuses on the role of bots, organised disinformation campaigns and “fake news”. A closer...

YouTube relied on AI to take down 11m videos

YouTube is relying more on AI to flag down videos that are violative of the community policies amid the absence of physical workers. COVID-19 has...

Facebook platform still rife with hate speech and fake news?

Facebook is once again facing harsh criticism due to its lack of actions in fighting hate speech and fake news on its platform. Critics have...

How misinformation about 5G is spreading within our government institutions – and who’s responsible

“Fake news” is not just a problem of misleading or false claims on fringe websites, it is increasingly filtering into the mainstream and has...
Twitter wants users to read news articles before retweeting

Twitter prevents clickbait, wants users to read news articles before retweeting

Twitter wants users to read the actual news articles instead of just retweeting them based on their clickbait headlines. The U.S. is presently fighting misinformation...
Seeing is believing: how media mythbusting can actually make false beliefs stronger

Seeing is believing: how media mythbusting can actually make false beliefs stronger

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, politicians, medical experts and epidemiologists have taught us about flattening curves, contact tracing, R0 and growth...

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