misinformation

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
4.2.19
Facebook

How Facebook Trains Content Moderators to Put Out ‘PR Fires’ During Elections

Internal Facebook documents obtained by Motherboard show specific steps and strategies taken by the company to fight content moderation issues that may spike during an election season.
Joseph Cox
1.28.19
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
tech

Facebook Is Rating Users' Trustworthiness, But It Won't Say How

In an effort to fight fake accounts and misinformation, Facebook is implementing a scale that ranks users’ trustworthiness from zero to one.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.21.18
Actually

Historians Are Calling Out Trump Online Whenever He Misreads the Past

Engaging with new media is no longer a dalliance for the history profession in the misinformation age.
Daniel Crown
12.14.17
disease

Life Inside Louisiana's Leprosy Quarantine Was Tragic 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 had their own softball league.
Gray Chapman
10.3.17
You're Smarter Than That

How We Were Led to Believe Dark Chocolate Is Healthy

For starters, many of the studies are funded by the cocoa industry.
Cindy Kuzma
6.23.17
Canada

Canada's Supreme Court Is Preserving Every Website Mentioned In Its Rulings

The country’s top court is publicly archiving every single hyperlink in its decisions, so they aren’t lost.
Dylan C. Robertson
1.31.17
politics

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.
Harry Cheadle
12.12.16
You're Smarter Than That

This Week in Bad Science: Men Crack Under Pressure More Than Women

A new study wants you to believe that male athletes lose their cool when the game is on the line.
Dan Roe
11.18.16
ukraine

These Hackers Are Pretending to Be Journalists, And Failing Miserably

Politically-motivated hackers are trying to get people to pay attention with fake news accounts, but it's not really working.
Joseph Cox
7.22.16
misinformation

The Internet Is Not a Doctor

"The internet is the biggest source of misinformation about mental health that has ever been created."
Rick Paulas
4.30.15
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