"We've seen a significant increase in the amount of forwarding which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation," WhatsApp said.
The open letter, signed by 74 professors and journalists, argued that the network has "contributed" to the spread of the pandemic.
In both cases there is a curve that must be flattened in order to avoid the worst outcomes, and in both cases disinformation is readily ramped up and must be countered.
She reacted to a few rare words of praise from the president on Friday, pointing out several ways he's personally leading "the worst national response of any industrialized nation in the world."
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A new study links the spread of fake news and misinformaiton to the spread of infectious disease. Scientists say it could encourage dangerous behaviors.
"Our constitutional republic, literally, and the institutions in it, literally, are being challenged every single day by this would-be dictator," Joe Scarborough said.
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State Representative Micah Van Huss has introduced a bill into the House that "recognizes CNN and 'The Washington Post' as fake news and condemns them for denigrating our citizens."
While Americans increasingly interacted with unreliable sources, residents of Germany and France actually decreased their engagement with these sites.
Roberts made the remarks in his annual report for 2019 as he prepares to preside over a Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Conspiracy theories fixate on a very simple story which acts as a fable for an overarching worldview, explains Philip Seargeant, a senior lecturer in applied linguistics at The Open University.
A week of social media chaos has shown how vulnerable British voters are to disinformation, whether it is being directed from abroad or closer to home.
After reports of white vans being used to kidnap women and children for sex and organ trafficking spread on Facebook, the company is flagging the statements as false information.
Markings in the Gilgamesh (or Flood) Tablet suggest the god Ea duped humankind through the manipulation of phonetics—a trick that may be the first example of fake news, says academic.
Newsweek analysis found that Trump Jr. referred to 30 separate articles from news outlets that have been dubbed "fake news" or otherwise attacked by himself or his father.
Deal with the demand, and the supply will become irrelevant.
A new Hill-HarrisX survey shows that 24 percent of Republicans believe mass media stories, while 49 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of Independents believe the same. Meanwhile, trust in the mainstream media remains low across the board.
Citing "Climategate" as a reason to avoid action on climate change has become a simple "tell": Those who do it are acting in bad faith.
Job growth under President Donald Trump has been weaker than expected and he has created 1.5 million fewer jobs than his predecessor Barack Obama, Department of Labor figures show.
Calgary-based Wax Partnership and the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists want to raise awareness about dissemination of incorrect information.
The presidential hopeful's latest attack came after Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook's decision to not remove misleading political adverts from the site.
The tweet falsely claiming the banner was unfurled at Trump Tower, Las Vegas accumulated 96,900 likes and 2.4 million views in less than a day.
The catchphrase, written by the wife of a former English footballer, took the internet by storm on Wednesday as she accused another woman of leaking stories and personal information to the British press.
The CBP officer's "questions had nothing to do with re-entry into the United States," journalist Ben Watson told Newsweek.
Under the new law, online media outlets, including social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, will be forced to issue corrections and remove content that the Singaporean government determines to be untrue, according to Reuters.
"They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt," the president tweeted.
"My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump."