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Hong Kong

How China Used Facebook and Twitter to Bombard Hong Kong With Propaganda

The platforms suspended hundreds of accounts they say were used in a state-run campaign to discredit pro-democracy protests.
Tim Hume
8.20.19
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
4.2.19
china

China’s new top app rewards users for consuming Communist Party propaganda

"Study to make China strong" has been downloaded more than 44 million times since launching last month.
David Gilbert
2.22.19
Facebook

Facebook just removed hundreds of fake accounts run by Kremlin news agency Sputnik

“This is the first time we’ve seen this sort of operation run by a state propaganda agency."
David Gilbert
1.17.19
Listen

The Intertwining Ambiguity and Terror of 'Mandy' and 'Twin Peaks'

In the first edition of our new pop culture podcast, Waypoints, we dig into some of our favorite media old and new.
Waypoint Staff
9.19.18
Internet

Are Russian Bots Selling Weaves on Instagram? An Investigation

Even if the accounts are just spam bots, suspicions that they may be political propaganda directed specifically toward Black people are warranted.
Donovan X. Ramsey
7.10.18
Mum's The Word

The NSA Just Released 136 Historical Propaganda Posters

In the 1950s and 1960s, the NSA was very worried about employees spilling secrets. Here’s some of the best internal propaganda posters that taught them to keep their mouths shut.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
russia

Russian trolls pretended to be ISIS and threatened to kill military wives

By posing as ISIS, Russian trolls generated a TV news cycle and sowed more fear about Islamic terror in the U.S.
Alex Lubben
5.8.18
fake news

Moscow says it too is worried about the spread of fake news

“It’s important to admit we haven’t seen any considerable progress in that area, while the related risks are only getting deeper.”
Tim Hume
5.2.18
NORTH KOREA

North and South Koreans are finally getting a break from blaring propaganda

Both sides have been saying all the right things ahead of President Donald Trump's high-stakes meeting with Kim.
Tim Hume
5.1.18
Islamic State

U.S. and European cops just torpedoed Islamic State’s online propaganda machine

"We have punched a big hole in the capability of ISIS to spread propaganda online."
David Gilbert
4.27.18
NORTH KOREA

South Korea just silenced the speakers broadcasting K-pop over the DMZ

“We hope this decision will lead both Koreas to stop mutual criticism and propaganda against each other."
David Gilbert
4.23.18
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