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.
Atheists Put Up Highway Billboard Calling Church 'Fake News'A national Atheist group has put up a controversial new billboard just in time for the holidays.
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.
Silicon Valley's 'Gut-Wrenching' Year Confronting Its Dark SideAfter years of maintaining an unwavering optimism about technology, some who've worked at Twitter, Facebook and Google have spent much of 2017 reckoning with the unintended consequences of the products they built.
Twitter to Disclose Info on Political Ads Amid Congressional ScrutinyThe move follows similar steps by Facebook and the introduction of a bill that seeks to bring more transparency to online political ads in an attempt to lessen the influence of Russia and other foreign entities on U.S. elections.