Facebook Mulls Political-Advertising Blackout In Days Before 2020 ElectionFacebook is considering banning political advertising on its platform in the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election in November and the ban has been under consideration since last fall, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
Silicon Valley Q&A: Ex-Facebook Exec Warns of 2020 Election Security ThreatsAlex Stamos, who served as chief security officer at Facebook, warns there's little the federal government can do now to secure the 2020 elections from multiple online disinformation attacks.
YouTube Takes On Fight Against Misleading Videos, Weird Conspiracy Theories, FalsehoodsYouTube is promising to stop promoting sensationalist clips that revolve around scientifically proven falsehoods and other suspect information.
YouTube Promises To Stop Promoting Misleading VideosYouTube is promising to stop promoting sensationalistic clips that revolve around scientifically-proven falsehoods and other suspect information.
Silicon Valley Social Media Giants' Fake News Battle Wears On As Elections LoomFacebook and other social platforms have been fighting online misinformation and hate speech for two years. With the U.S. midterm elections just days away, they're still a long way from winning the war.
"New Normal'; Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim At Fake Information
Facebook Fact-Checks Photos, Videos to Fight Fake NewsFacebook says it is expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos as it fights fake news and misinformation on its service.
California Has New Cybersecurity Agency To Combat Election Tampering, Fake InfoCalifornia is creating an office of elections cybersecurity to combat cyber threats and false information online.
Young Adults Still Can't Identify Fake News, Study FindsA new study has found that many college students and recent graduates can't detect real news from fake news.
Trump Defends Sinclair Broadcast Group Over 'Fake News' Anchor ScriptPresident Trump is jumping to the defense of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is under fire following the rapid spread of a video showing anchors at its stations across the country reading a script criticizing "fake" news stories.
Social Media Upends Politics PlaybookWith the rise of social networking platforms, politicians' campaign efforts can be targeted to narrow slices of the electorate with ads that can run continuously with no disclosure of who is paying for them.
Study Finds 'Fake News' Travels Faster Than Truth On TwitterTwitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.
Pope Warns Against 'Fake News,' Likens It To 'Crafty Serpent' In GenesisPope Francis released a message condemning "fake news," saying that it's a "sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred."
Facebook Changing How It Identifies 'Fake News' StoriesThe social-media network had put "disputed" labels on stories that fact-checkers found false.
Facebook, Google, Twitter To Fight Fake News With 'Trust Indicators'Facebook, Google and Twitter said Thursday they have committed to using new "trust indicators" to help users better vet the reliability of the publications and journalists behind articles that appear in news feeds.