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Social media's misinformation battle: No winners, so far

World / Politics Nov 4, 2018

Social media's misinformation battle: No winners, so far

Facebook and other social media platforms have been fighting misinformation and hate speech for two years. With the U.S. midterm elections just days away, there are signs that they are making some headway, although they are still a very long way from winning the ...

Gab.com fights to stay online after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Business Oct 29, 2018

Gab.com fights to stay online after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

The website where the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue gunman posted anti-Semitic views said on Sunday it was "working around the clock" to stay online after being cut off by payment processors and forced to switch web hosts. The 46-year-old suspect, Robert Bowers, posted on Gab.com just ...

World / Politics Oct 20, 2018

Russian-linked bots used U.S. startups to meddle in elections

Operatives behind Russian-linked bots used tools from U.S. startups, including IFTTT Inc., to supercharge social-media misinformation campaigns and meddle in elections. Data disclosed this past week by Twitter Inc. showed that hundreds of accounts affiliated with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency used services offered by ...