Disinformation

CYBER

The Zuckerberg Deepfake Heard Around the World

The deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg was perhaps the biggest troll of Facebook in recent memory, but will it change anything?
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
6.21.19
india elections

Modi's trolls are ready to wreak havoc on India's marathon election

“In terms of potential, the Indian elections are probably the ripest target for disinformation this year.”
David Gilbert
4.11.19
CYBER

How Online Disinformation Affects the Real World

In this week’s CYBER podcast, we delve into the past, present, and future of disinformation operations.
Motherboard Staff
3.20.19
Hacks And Leaks

Before Germany’s Massive Hack, We Learned What Not to Do With Sensitive Stolen Information

A new massive hack and leak in Germany renews the debate over how to cover and share sensitive stolen data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.4.19
Russian disinformation

Senate reports detail how Russia's 2016 disinformation campaign tried to help Trump

"The messaging clearly sought to benefit the Republican Party — and specifically Donald Trump.”
David Gilbert
12.17.18
fake news

The EU is making U.S. tech giants file monthly reports on Russian fake news

“We cannot allow the internet to become a Wild West where anything goes."
David Gilbert
12.5.18
Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.18
Facebook

Russians aren’t spreading fake news about the midterms on Facebook. Americans are.

“Today, we’re removing 559 Pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules."
David Gilbert
10.12.18
one job

Journalists Are Not Social Media Platforms’ Unpaid Content Moderators

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted how much the platform relies on reports from journalists on to counter offending content on the site.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
In Moderation

Facebook’s Own Training Materials Fell for Fake News

As the 2 billion user-strong platform grapples with misinformation, a training document for Facebook content moderators incorrectly claimed an image was of violence in Myanmar.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Facebook

Why Election Interference Campaigns on Facebook Are Still Working

“If they’re not caught, it leads to action in the real world. If they’re exposed, they’ve already undermined trust in the conversation."
Matthew Gault
8.1.18
Syria

U.S. believes Russia is tampering with chemical weapons evidence in Syria

International inspectors still cannot get access to Douma, where a suspected chemical attack left 75 dead.
Alexa Liautaud
4.16.18
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