fake news

YouTube

YouTube’s Bad Anti-Conspiracy Algorithm Links Notre Dame Fire to 9/11 Attacks

The "information panel" feature, which is supposed to defend against fake news spread, promoted a link to terror attacks.
Samantha Cole
4.17.19
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
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
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
The Truth and Lies Issue

The Latest Issue of VICE Magazine Gets to the Bottom of Belief, Memory, and Our Understanding of Reality

We have stories on the Mandela Effect, the increasing belief in extraterrestrials, how social media shapes our memories, and more.
Ellis Jones
3.11.19
Art

This Indian Festival Redefines Photography in the Age of Fake News and Social Media

Farmer suicides, Sabarimala devotees, and other stories from the ongoing Chennai Photo Biennale.
Pallavi Pundir
3.7.19
retractions

Researchers Retract Study Saying Fake News Is as Likely to Go Viral as the Truth

A paper that claimed the quality of information doesn't factor into how viral it becomes under conditions of "information overload" has been retracted.
Jordan Pearson
1.14.19
fake news

Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.
Sarah Emerson
1.10.19
News

In Singapore, Sharing 'Fake News' Can Get You Sued By the Prime Minister

The latest battle over free speech is about an article shared, without comment, by a columnist with a long history of criticizing the government.
Nisa Kreems
12.10.18
whatsapp

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.”
David Gilbert
10.28.18
Media

I Sent Fake Versions of Myself On TV and Everyone Fell for It

I'm no good at doing press for my shed story, so thought it might be fun to get some other people to do it instead.
Oobah Butler
10.17.18
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