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Facebook 'Accidentally' Inscribed 'Big Brother Is Watching' Inside Some Video-Game Controllers

“While I appreciate Easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed.”
Rex Santus
4.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Tech Companies Can Now Be Fined $1 Million for Spreading Fake News in Singapore

Human rights activists are criticising the new laws, claiming they could be used to crack down on freedom of speech.
Edoardo Liotta
4.4.19
misinformation

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
Caroline Haskins
4.3.19
In Moderation

Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism

After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy, and will direct users who try to post that content to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
3.28.19
Christchurch shooting

5 Reasons Why the New Zealand Attacks Should Alarm India​

The anti-immigrant and right-wing extremist sentiment might sound familiar to you.
Pallavi Pundir
Dhvani Solani
3.19.19
New Zealand terror

No One Reported the Christchurch Massacre While It Was Live-Streamed, Facebook Says

The video was viewed about 4,000 times in total before it was taken down
David Gilbert
3.19.19
extremism

The Christchurch Terror Attack Isn’t an 'Internet' Terror Attack

The deaths in Christchurch are a part of a pervasive epidemic of Islamophobia, which can't be blamed on a small white supremacy forum alone.
Caroline Haskins
3.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Memes Beautifully Capture How Bad Baby Boomers Are at the Internet

"Cropped Boomer Images" is a deeply weird stream of flags, guns, skulls, AOC, and more!
Peter Slattery
3.11.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

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.
David Uberti
3.11.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

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.
Emilie Friedlander
3.11.19
anti-vaxxer

Facebook Vows to Crack Down on Anti-Vaxxer Groups Spreading Misinformation to Parents

The private Facebook group Stop Mandatory Vaccination, for example, has close to 160,000 members.
Emma Ockerman
3.7.19
Facebook

Censoring Self-Harm on Facebook Might Do More Harm Than Good

Social media companies are grappling with how to identify and censor other self-harm.
Mason Marks
3.3.19
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