fake news

10.7.19

Most Deepfakes Are Used for Creating Non-Consensual Porn, Not Fake News

A new study examined thousands of deepfake videos posted online.

9.23.19

Here's How Google Sends Advertising Dollars to Fake News Sites

New research shows Google’s online ad tech places ads on 70% of 1,700 sites purveying misinformation.

9.8.19

This Is the Dumbest White House Scandal in History and Trump Can’t Let It Go

Welcome to Day Six of the stupid Alabama thing

3.15.19

Why People Post Fake News

When it comes to the stories we share on the internet, the line between empirical truth and emotional truth can be extremely hard to parse.

3.15.19

What Facebook Is Getting Wrong in the Fight Against Fake News

Brooke Binkowski spends her days in search of the misinformation and propaganda that have infected digital media. We caught up with her to talk Facebook and fact-checking.

3.15.19

How a Young Girl's Death in 2000 Gave Birth to an Urban Legend

On July 1, in a tiny English village, eight-year-old Sarah Payne was playing with her brothers and sister in a country lane. Then she wasn’t. The media panic that followed is a case study in how urban legends are born and spread.

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2.12.19

Trump thrashed the media — then one of his supporters attacked a cameraman

“The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump."

11.14.18

Even Fox News thinks Trump went too far with Jim Acosta

Trump's favorite network has declined to side with him on this one.

11.13.18

CNN sues Trump for barring Jim Acosta from the White House

“This severe and unprecedented punishment is the culmination of years of hostility by President Trump against CNN and Acosta based on the contents of their reporting."

11.1.18

Trump’s war on the media is driving students to journalism

How a "Trump and the media" course by a former New York Times editor in Toronto is changing career paths.

10.26.18

WhatsApp is managing its fake news crisis in Brazil from an office in Silicon Valley

“It gives us a sense of how important we are.”

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