Fake news, real consequences

2019-10-09T23:28:59+00:00

CBS News June 27, 2019 As the 2016 U.S. election illustrated, social media has become a powerful tool for disinformation and propaganda. Today, the Philippines is center stage..

Fake news, real consequences2019-10-09T23:28:59+00:00

Popular ‘USA’ Facebook Page Run by Ukrainians Targeted Older Americans

2019-10-09T23:17:29+00:00

Snopes Alex Kasprak and Jordan Liles October 1, 2019 A once pro-Trump Facebook page, World USA, built a following of nearly 1 million users between October 2016 and late September 2019 by sharing generically patriotic, Norman Rockwellian remembrances of a bygone America...

Popular ‘USA’ Facebook Page Run by Ukrainians Targeted Older Americans2019-10-09T23:17:29+00:00

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation

2019-10-09T23:05:50+00:00

The New York Times Davey Alba September 29, 2019 In April 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, told Congress about an ambitious plan to share huge amounts of posts, links and other user data with researchers around the world so that they could study and flag disinformation on the site...

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation2019-10-09T23:05:50+00:00

Privacy concerns could derail unprecedented plan to use Facebook data to study elections

2019-10-09T23:14:55+00:00

AAAS Jeffrey Mervis September 24, 2019 Gary King benefited from perfect timing in selling Facebook on the idea of sharing a treasure trove of its data with academics. But now, the clock is working against efforts by King and others to keep the innovative project...

Privacy concerns could derail unprecedented plan to use Facebook data to study elections2019-10-09T23:14:55+00:00

Shut down social media if you don’t like terrorism?

2019-10-08T13:17:20+00:00

Washington Post Joshua Tucker April 23, 2019 In the aftermath of Sunday’s violent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government shut down access to social media sites as the investigation into the bombings proceeded. News reports listed Facebook — including its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms — YouTube, Snapchat and Viber...

Shut down social media if you don’t like terrorism?2019-10-08T13:17:20+00:00

2019-10-08T00:14:18+00:00

ABC Stephen Loiaconi April 23, 2019 Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, dismissed Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election as “a couple of Facebook ads” Tuesday, but experts say special counsel Robert Mueller uncovered...

2019-10-08T00:14:18+00:00

Facebook turns 15: The social network’s impact on your life

2019-10-01T16:47:13+00:00

KPCC February 9, 2019 For some, Facebook is becoming less relevant; the company has been called out for funneling the political echochamber with false profiles, selling user data, and younger users are opting for other networks. For others, Facebook has become a lifeline as a primary source of news and social interactions...

Facebook turns 15: The social network’s impact on your life2019-10-01T16:47:13+00:00

Who was most likely to share fake news in 2016? Seniors.

2019-10-08T00:35:30+00:00

The Washington Post Andy Guess, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua A Tucker January 9, 2019 This week, the New York Times broke the news that Democratic activists posted misleading Facebook pages and Twitter feeds during the 2017 U.S. Senate race in Alabama. That’s just the latest iteration in the ongoing saga of online disinformation and “fake news” since the 2016 U.S. presidential election...

Who was most likely to share fake news in 2016? Seniors.2019-10-08T00:35:30+00:00

Could anything – even Taylor Swift – boost the youth vote in 2018?

2019-10-08T01:11:18+00:00

The Washington Post Jen Leighley and Jonathan Nagler October 18, 2018 Last week, with a post on Instagram, Taylor Swift urged young people to vote. She specifically endorsed two candidates, explained why she voted for them, and suggested that others should rely on their values in deciding how to vote...

Could anything – even Taylor Swift – boost the youth vote in 2018?2019-10-08T01:11:18+00:00