Tech companies are showing people a little bit about misleading information so they're better equipped to recognize and resist it. And they've seen encouraging results — for now, anyway.
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok are bringing back familiar strategies from 2020 to fight the spread of disinformation in the 2022 midterm elections.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay millions in damages for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. But even if the penalties shut down Infowars, his influence will remain.
Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff chides Republicans for off-topic messaging at a hearing on disinformation.
Nina Jankowicz looks back at how exaggerations and falsehoods stoked so many doubts about the Disinformation Governance Board that DHS paused it after just three weeks.
The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it would pause the work of a board created to combat disinformation. The board — and its leader — faced an online campaign to discredit its work.
The Georgia State Election Board voted unanimously Tuesday to dismiss three cases based on claims of illegal “ballot harvesting” as the baseless conspiracies over the 2020 presidential election still swirl even as the 2022 election season is already well underway and setting records for early voting.
In a time where Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much, the issue of mental health reform was top of mind when Georgia lawmakers crafted a bill that had the backing of experts, advocates and both political parties. But opposition born of disinformation nearly derailed it.
An anti-vaccine group known for spreading medical disinformation is writing prescriptions for unproven COVID-19 treatments, with the help of a doctor whose medical license was revoked in Alabama.
The executive branch of the European Union is asking Facebook, Google, Twitter and others to provide details on how they are responding to disinformation on their platforms.
Calls for racial justice and an end to police brutality still fill social media platforms a year after George Floyd's murder. But Black Lives Matter says posts targeting it are full of disinformation.
There is almost no news alternative to government propaganda on Russian television — save for one channel known as TV Rain. But it only streams on the Web after cable dropped.
The majority of false claims about COVID-19 vaccines on social media trace back to just a handful of influential figures. So why don't the companies just shut them down?
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government insists the country has low numbers of cases and deaths from the pandemic. A grassroots group is working to reveal the true impact is far worse.