A 75-year-old woman became enmeshed in conspiracy theories about COVID. After she got infected, she rejected effective treatments and sought out black market drugs instead.
Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy cracking down on posts that spread potentially dangerous false stories.
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.
A watchdog group says Facebook only labeled about half of posts promoting articles from the world's main publishers of climate denial. Facebook says it was still rolling out its system at the time.
More than a thousand health professionals are calling on Spotify to crack down on COVID-19 falsehoods aired on the podcast of the company's most popular host.
The charity Partners in Health aims to improve health services in lower income places like Haiti and Rwanda. Now it's setting up a permanent presence in the U.S. with an $11 million federal grant.
Lee Merritt is a back surgeon with a long history of spreading COVID misinformation. But she renewed her medical license last month.
Families across Georgia are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Some staunchly believe inaccurate information shared on social media. And they refuse to get vaccinated, even after surviving the disease.
The site announced that videos that contain vaccine misinformation will be removed.
Democratic lawmakers are pressing the e-commerce giant about what it's doing to stop its systems from recommending books and other products with falsehoods about the pandemic and vaccines.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke in a press conference Tuesday morning about how COVID-19 is causing a spike in crime which the city hasn’t seen in decades, including a recent stabbing murder of a woman and her dog in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey of Twitter will testify about the steps they have taken to deal with misinformation about the election, COVID-19 and vaccines.
Advocacy groups are demanding the social network disclose how it reviews Spanish-language content and appoint a high-level executive to oversee policy and enforcement in Spanish.
Research from New York University found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation drive engagement at higher rates than other news sources.
With disinformation spreading on an unprecedented scale, experts in cult deprogramming are turning their focus to those who have fallen down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories.