David Gilbert

conspiracy theories

Almost a Quarter of Young Americans Think the Holocaust Is a Myth or Exaggerated

A 50-state survey found that a disturbing number of young Americans have bought into Holocaust denial conspiracy theories that have spread like wildfire on social media.
David Gilbert
a day ago
TikTok

TikTok Users Are Extremely Stoked About the Oracle Deal

TikTok influencers seem sure that their favorite platform has been saved from Trump's executive order.
David Gilbert
5 days ago
Facebook

Hate Speech on Facebook Is Pushing Ethiopia Dangerously Close to a Genocide

Ethnic violence set off by the assassination of a popular singer has been supercharged by hate speech and incitements shared widely on the platform.
David Gilbert
9.14.20
Tech

Facebook Refused to Take Down a Live-Streamed Suicide. Now It's All Over TikTok

Facebook said the graphic video didn't violate its Community Standards and waited hours to remove it. By then, it was too late.
David Gilbert
9.9.20
russia

Putin's Rival Was Poisoned with Military-Grade Nerve Agent, Germany Says

“The Russian government is urged to explain itself," said Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman.
David Gilbert
9.3.20
Portland

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Fatal Shooting of a Trump Supporter in Portland

"Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence?" asked the visibly angry mayor of Portland.
David Gilbert
8.31.20
qanon

Here's Why Trump's Praise of QAnon Is So Dangerous

Experts believe that by giving the conspiracy theory oxygen, the president will embolden the group, which the FBI has called a potential domestic terrorist threat.
David Gilbert
8.22.20
russia

Russian Doctors Say Opposition Leader Wasn't Poisoned, Nothing to See Here

Doctors aren't letting Alexei Navalny's wife transport him to Germany, where an independent poison specialist could diagnose and treat him.
David Gilbert
8.22.20
russia

Putin’s Most Vocal Critic Is in Serious Condition After His Tea Was Allegedly Poisoned

"I think this is a targeted poisoning organized by the FSB and ordered by Vladimir Putin," prominent Kremlin critic Bill Browder told VICE News.
David Gilbert
8.20.20
Michelle Obama

'He Cannot Meet This Moment': Watch Michelle Obama Absolutely Scorch Trump

"You simply cannot fake your way through this job," the former first lady said in her speech to the virtual DNC.
David Gilbert
8.19.20
Facebook

Facebook’s Algorithm Is 'Actively Promoting' Holocaust Denial Content

Facebook’s own recommendation algorithm is dragging people deeper into the world of Holocaust denial, a new study found.
David Gilbert
8.18.20
Belarus

Belarus Shut Down the Internet to Stop a Wild Viral Video of Its President

Alexander Lukashenko thought he was giving a speech to loyal truck factory workers. He was wrong.
David Gilbert
8.17.20
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