Misinformation

Facebook removes Australian chef Pete Evans’ page on COVID-19 conspiracies

Facebook removes Australian chef Pete Evans’ page on COVID-19 conspiracies

Facebook said Thursday it removed the page of Australian celebrity chef who became conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, the tech giant's latest move to monitor f...

Facebook prohibits false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook prohibits false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook said Thursday it would remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines exposed by public health experts, following a similar announcement from Alphabet's YouTube in October.The move expands Faceb...

Twitter, Facebook fail to correct Trump’s misinformation about the number

Twitter, Facebook fail to correct Trump’s misinformation about the number of US votes

When US President Donald Trump and his allies flooded social media on Wednesday with false claims to victory and unsupported allegations of election fraud, social media companies warned users that the...

YouTube channels that make money from ads are increasing claims

YouTube channels that make money from ads are increasing claims for fraud in Trump votes

At least nine popular YouTube channels on Thursday promoted debunked allegations of election fraud in the US president's race, conspiratorial content that could jeopardize the video service's advertis...

Facebook removes stop the steal pro-Trump constituency

Facebook removes stop the steal pro-Trump constituency

Facebook closed a pro-Trump group on Thursday that is organizing protests against the vote counting. It said it was used to delegitimize the electoral process and contained "worrying" calls for viole...

How Facebook and Twitter differ in labeling Trump’s US election

How Facebook and Twitter differ in labeling Trump’s US election posts

Social media companies have posted warning signs on several of President Donald Trump's posts falsely claiming victory in the US election and making unsubstantiated allegations about the counting of l...

Facebook breakdowns make it possible to repatriate banned US election

Facebook breakdowns make it possible to repatriate banned US election advertising

Facebook on Monday acknowledged flaws in enforcing its policies to remove misleading political advertisements for the US election after a report revealed that banned news was circulated.The social med...

Wikipedia blocks pages related to US elections to combat disinformation

Wikipedia blocks pages related to US elections to combat disinformation

Wikipedia blocked its main voting page ahead of the US presidential election to allow only certain editors to make changes. This is part of preparations to combat potential disinformation and abuses ...