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Technology

Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content

In the past few months, Telegram has skyrocketed in popularity, hitting 550 million monthly active users in July 2021, which…

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USA

COVID vaccine disinformation a big reason behind low inoculation rates, officials say

When it comes to misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, health advocates have heard it all. During a recent round of…

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Business

Russian disinformation campaigns change tack to get around western defences

Until July 2020, Ruslan Ostashko claims he was making $15,000 a month pumping out pro-Kremlin propaganda on YouTube. But then…

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Health

Will ‘Dr. Disinformation’ Ever Face the Music?

Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that covid-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an article alleging…

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Enterprenuers

Democrats call on oil companies to testify on climate disinformation

Fuel prices on a sign at a BP gas station in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Luke Sharrett…

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Science

Fake TikTok accounts could spread disinformation ahead of German vote

By Chris Stokel-Walker An advert for TikTok in Berlin, Germany Sean Gallup/Getty Images TikTok accounts that falsely claim to be…

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Enterprenuers

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media’s Trust Issue?

The study found that with a group of just eight laypeople, there was no statistically significant difference between the crowd…

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Europe

Distrust & disinformation have left Latvia lagging on vaccine rollout

Two-thirds of EU adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but some countries are struggling to get above 50%. Latvia —…

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Technology

‘Prebunking’ Health Misinformation Tropes Can Stop Their Spread

The scene comes into focus: A car is driving down a winding mountain road at night. Suddenly, the headlights flicker,…

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USA

Facebook pushes back against WH over COVID vax ‘disinformation dozen’

A top official at Facebook laid out actions the social network had taken to contain the spread of misinformation about…

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