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Chinese propaganda network on Facebook used AI-generated faces

Facebook removed two networks of fake accounts spreading government propaganda on the platform Tuesday, one originating in China and one in the Philippines. In its latest report on this kind of coordinated campaign, the company says it took down 155 Facebook accounts, 11 pages, 9 groups and 7 Instagram accounts connected to the Chinese activity ...

Facebook’s new policies are meant to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and hate in Groups

09.17.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

For the first time, Facebook is releasing stats concerning how the social media platform moderates what goes on in Facebook Groups. Alongside the new numbers, the company has also announced new policies surrounding how it will deal with conspiracy th... ...

Twitter’s rules address worries over ‘peaceful transfer of power’ in U.S. election

Twitter announced expanded efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the U.S. election — with at least a few hair-raising lines that throw November’s stakes into sharp relief. The company is making a game plan for what happens if the results of the 2020 election are unclear or contested, with a handful of newly articulated policies ...

Citing risk of ‘civil unrest,’ Facebook won’t accept new political ads in week before election

09.03.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Facebook said it won't accept new political or issue ads in the week before Election Day in November. In a Facebook post on Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was "concerned about the challenges people could face when voting." He added, "I'm also ... ...

Twitter flags Republican leader’s video as ‘manipulated’ for altering disabled activist’s words

Twitter flagged an inflammatory video by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday for altering footage of a conversation between progressive activist Ady Barkan and Joe Biden. The video is now labeled as “manipulated media” in a tweet from Scalise, though remains online. The inflammatory video pulls in out-of-context quotes from a number of Democrats ...

Twitter hides Trump tweet behind notice for potentially dissuading people from voting

Twitter flagged one of President Donald Trump’s tweets on Monday, placing it behind a notice that warns users it violates the platform’s rules against dissuading people from voting. In the tweet, posted on Monday, Trump claimed mail drop boxes are a “voter security disaster” and also said they are “not COVID sanitized.” Twitter’s notice says ...

This site replaced Natural News as the top source of health misinformation on Facebook

08.20.2020 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

As COVID-19 continues to **** people, a new report has identified the leading source of health misinformation on Facebook: RealFarmacy.com. The non-profit advocacy group Avaaz recently released a report that dives into the vast amount of health misin... ...

Twitter takes action against sequel to coronavirus conspiracy film ‘Plandemic’

08.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The sequel is rarely as good as the original, but this one is just as dangerous.  Twitter is taking action against the follow-up to the coronavirus conspiracy film, Plandemic, which went viral earlier this year. The original video pushed falseho... ...

YouTube remonetizes Steven Crowder after suspension for racist, homophobic harassment

08.13.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Last June YouTube demonetized conservative commentator Steven Crowder after then-Vox writer Carlos Maza called the website out for failing to enforce its anti-harassment policies against him. Now YouTube has quietly reenabled Crowder's monetization, ... ...