Misinformation

America’s Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

America’s Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

As disinformation and misinformation have increasingly been blamed for rising political extremism and polarisation in the U.S., lawmakers have naturally sought to cobble together some sort of legislative response. The problem is that U.S. Congress is, themselves, so polarised that they can’t seem to agree on how to do that.

Fake News Is Still On Facebook In Australia

Fake News Is Still On Facebook In Australia

When Facebook said that it was getting rid of news on the platform it in Australia, it didn’t mean all the news. Australian users are still seeing fake news — which now doesn’t have to compete with the real stuff. In response to Australia’s forthcoming news media bargaining code, Facebook…

Facebook Announces Doomsday for False Vaccine Claims

Facebook Announces Doomsday for False Vaccine Claims

For years, anti-vaccine conspiracy theories found a welcome home on Facebook. The social network saw the issue as being about free speech and the anti-vaxxer groups it hosted as being about as dangerous as flat-Earthers. But now that getting accurate vaccine information to the public is a matter of existential…