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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.

9.5.19

China Used Twitter Porn Bots to Spread Disinformation About The Hong Kong Protests

It also used long-standing accounts linked to K-pop and sports in a “blunt-force influence operation" to discredit the pro-democracy protests.

8.20.19

How China Used Facebook and Twitter to Bombard Hong Kong With Propaganda

The platforms suspended hundreds of accounts they say were used in a state-run campaign to discredit pro-democracy protests.

10.3.17

Life Inside Louisiana's Leprosy Quarantine Was Horrific and Inspirational

The stigma and lack of understanding of the disease shaped every facet of life for patients there, who started their own businesses, founded a newspaper, and used their own currency.

1.31.17

Anatomy of a terror story

We trace the false and fast-changing narrative around the Quebec City mosque shooting

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12.12.16

America Is Not Prepared for President @RealDonaldTrump

Donald Trump's Twitter account has an enormous amount of power, and an unlimited capacity to troll the country.

3.6.15

Mephedrone, Psychosis, and a Severed Penis: When Drugs Are Blamed in British Courts

This week, a man who stabbed his mother several times before severing his own dick used a "drug-induced psychosis" defense. But how legitimate is it for offenders to lay all the blame on narcotics?

10.9.13

The Continued Stupidity of the US Government Shutdown

The world economy might be in danger thanks to a group of Republicans stuck in a feedback loop of information and a few powerful men committed to playing an extremely high-stakes game of chicken. This is not good.