misinformation

YouTube Test Community ‘Notes’ Feature For Added Context

YouTube begins testing Notes feature that allows selected users to add contextual information to videos, amidst misinformation scrutiny

1 week ago

Deepfakes: More Than Skin Deep Security

As deepfake technology continues to blur the lines between reality and deception, businesses and individuals alike must arm themselves with…

2 months ago

MPs: Government ‘Should Use TikTok’ To Reach Young People

MPs urge government to make more use of social media, including TikTok, to reach young people and combat rampant misinformation

2 months ago

Elon Musk’s X Names New Head Of Safety

Enticing advertisers back? Nine months after previous head of trust and safety resigned, X confirms new Safety and Brand Safety…

3 months ago

X Loses Case Against Hate-Speech Nonprofit

X Corp case against nonprofit hate-speech researcher dismissed in California court, in blow to Elon Musk's legal threats against critics

3 months ago

Google Restricts Gemini AI Chatbot Election Answers

Search engine giant to restrict election-related queries that users can ask Gemini chatbot, after restriction applied in US, India

3 months ago

Google Says Gmail ‘Here To Stay’ After Hoax Goes Viral

Google says Gmail 'here to stay' after fake email message viewed millions of times on social media

4 months ago

Tech Giants Vow To Combat AI Misuse In Election Year

Twenty tech giants say they will work to prevent AI tools from being used to manipulate elections as 40 billion…

4 months ago

Facebook Manipulated Media Policy ‘Incoherent’, Board Finds

Facebook Oversight Board finds policy on manipulated media 'incoherent' amidst concern over election misinformation

5 months ago

EU Targets Musk’s X Over Misinformation In First DSA Probe

EU launches formal investigation into X, formerly Twitter, over alleged levels of misinformation on platform in first probe under DSA

6 months ago

TikTok Removes Russian Propaganda Networks

TikTok removes hundreds of thousands of fake accounts spreading Russian propaganda and seeking to weaken Western support for Ukraine

6 months ago

EU Agrees New Restrictions For Online Political Ads

EU negotiators agree new rules for online political advertising amidst concern about voter manipulation, disinformation

8 months ago

X Reinstates More Controversial UK Banned Accounts

X, formerly Twitter, reinstates accounts of two UK public figures banned for hate speech amist content moderation criticism

8 months ago

Study: More Than 100 Research Projects Affected By X Changes

Study finds more than 100 research projects studying X, formerly Twitter, affected by changes by Elon Musk, amidst misinformation criticism

8 months ago

EU Sets Deadline For Meta, TikTok To Detail Efforts To Curb Misinformation

EU demands Meta, TikTok detail efforts to curb illegal content, disinformation, amid fears of Hamas broadcasting executions

8 months ago

Meta To Deploy Broadcast Channels For Facebook, Messenger

Because social media really needs more ways to spread information. Broadcast channels are coming soon to Facebook and Messenger

8 months ago

TikTok Details Actions Against Middle East Misinformation

TikTok says 'immediately' deployed resources to counter misinformation as EU warns 'gatekeepers' under Digital Services Act

8 months ago

EU Warns Elon Musk Over ‘Disinformation’ About Hamas Attack

Another warning. European officials send letter to Elon Musk over disinformation on X concerning Hamas attack on Israel

9 months ago

Musk’s X Disabled Electoral Misinformation Reporting Feature, Researcher Claims

As EU labels X/Twitter as largest spreader of Russian misinformation, researcher claims platform disabled reporting feature

9 months ago

Meta Shuts Down Huge Chinese Disinformation Campaign

Nearly 9,000 Facebook and Instagram accounts associated with Chinese disinformation campaign have been closed by Meta

10 months ago

YouTube To Remove False Cancer Treatment Claims

Doesn't already do this? YouTube updates its medical misinformation policy and starts removing false claims about cancer treatment

10 months ago

X Suspends Fake Account After Warning By Japan Gov’t

X, formerly Twitter, suspends account impersonating vice finance minister after rare warning by Japan Ministry of Finance

11 months ago

Musk, Yaccarino To Jointly Oversee X Trust and Safety

Owner Elon Musk, chief executive Linda Yaccarino to jointly oversee trust and safety at X as company reorganises under new…

11 months ago

US States Fight Court Order Blocking Social Media Misinformation Efforts

Group of Democratic US states attorney general joins appeal against court order blocking government social media misinformation efforts

11 months ago

Twitter Is Top Platform For Online Hate, Says Australia

Australian regulator demands Twitter explain its handling of online hate, as complaints surge after Elon Musk lifted account ban

1 year ago

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Warns Over AI Misuse

AI is likely to be misused by 'bad actors' to spread fraud and misinformation and must be regulated, says Apple…

1 year ago

Elon Musk Axed 80 Percent Of Staff, Admits Painful Tenure

Musk tells BBC Twitter is now roughly breaking even and advertisers are returning, but admits running platform is “quite painful”

1 year ago

Google ‘Developing Free Moderation Tool’ For Smaller Sites

Google subsidiary Jigsaw developing free tool to help smaller websites identify and remove extremist materials, as new content laws take…

1 year ago

Twitter No Longer Enforcing Its Covid Misinformation Policy

Elon Musk's Twitter confirms it has stopped policing its Covid-19 misinformation policy, as it restores 62,000 suspended accounts

2 years ago

Musk Reinstates Donald Trump Twitter Account

New Twitter owner Elon Musk reinstates Donald Trump's account after a poll narrowly came out in favour of the move

2 years ago