ANALYSIS: WhatsApp announced yesterday its latest effort to combat the spread of fake news through its platform. Its solution? Limit the number of “chats” you can forward a message to. The move came in response to a series of violent lynchings in India that were triggered by the spread of false information through the Facebook-owned mes…Read More
During a recent congressional hearing, Facebook showed that its policies could use a bit of work when it comes to addressing posts threatening violence. Now, the tech giant has finally taken steps to combat that particular issue, announcing a policy change that will allow it to take down fake news posts that incite violence and […]
A Canadian science communicator wanted to show how people’s emotions and desire for easy answers can be manipulated when it comes to science and health information. His fake video with a very real message now has millions of views.
Emmerdale producers look to have confirmed Lachlan White (played by Thomas Atkinson) did indeed murder “fake” Terry. It also suggested the character will now got on a tragic killing spree. The trailer sees Lachlan trying to dispose of a corpse before trying to kill two others. Tracking down “fake” Terry who pretended to be Gerry’s […]
Social Science One, an independent research commission, will give social scientists unprecedented access to Facebook’s data. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b454188f3149a0c60487cc0/master/pass/fb_research_proposals1-01.jpg
President Donald Trump says the U.S. opposed a World Health Assembly breastfeeding resolution because it called for limits on the promotion of infant formula, not because of objections to breastfeeding.
David Silverman/Getty Images Hamas built several fake apps to lure in Israeli soldiers and steal sensitive security information, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) has claimed. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers were contacted on social media this year by a trove of dummy profiles and asked to download dating and sports apps which would give remote access to […]
Diego Maradona is offering a $10,000 bounty to find the journalist responsible for sparking fake news about his death
Getty Images Diego Maradona’s lawyer has offered a bounty of 300,000 pesos ($ 10,800) to find the journalists responsible for spreading fake news about his death. Maradona’s eccentric behaviour at a recent FIFA World Cup match captured the imagination of social media and the internet. He binged on white wine, fell asleep, swore at fans […]
A picture circulating online of an alleged dog cull in Russia actually depicts Pakistan, during an attempt to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets of Karachi in 2016. Ahead of the World Cup there were fears that Russia would try to exterminate stray dogs in time for the arrival of fans. However, […]
Straker is an Australian street artist who paints unique murals that appear to light up the streets. His pieces look just like real neon signs, but they are actually 2D and created using only spray paint and a special technique that makes them pop off the wall. We spoke with Straker about his work and […]