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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.

9.6.19

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

7.11.19

Trump Is Having a Troll Party at the White House. Here's Who's Coming.

The White House invited right-wing provocateurs and fake news peddlers to its social media summit.

7.8.19

The Reagan “President” Quote that Trump Tweeted Isn't Real

No, Ronald Reagan did not predict Donald Trump’s presidency.

7.3.19

Trump Campaign's Ad Showing 'Real' American Workers Actually Uses Foreign Stock Photos

The MAGA team used Turkish stock photos of a bearded hipster and a Japanese coffee shop instead of finding 'real' Americans to appear in its ads.

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4.15.19

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.

4.4.19

The GOP is in the awkward position to help the media Trump hates

The bipartisan Journalism Competition and Preservation Act could help the same news outlets the president often uses as a punchline.

3.11.19

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.

3.11.19

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.

3.11.19

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.

3.11.19

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.

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