In the midst of political protests, road blockages, and deadly conflict in Bolivia, raw information, misinformation and disinformation are all spreading rapidly across social media platforms. Thankfully, two relatively new fact-checking teams at ChequeaBolivia and Bolivia Verifica are helping the public determine what is real news and what is fake.
Fake news stories about the 2020 election on Facebook are being produced and viewed at an unprecedented rate.
Recycled, outdated news stories are yet another threat to news consumers–especially if they get their news on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
TikTok is one of the world’s fastest growing social media platforms, thanks in part to its popularity with tweens and teens. But the platform is also attracting the attention of several U.S. senators because of potential threats to national security and privacy.
Twitter has banned political ads on its social media platform, but the criteria of what constitutes “political” remains unclear.
The latest battleground in the ongoing struggle against misinformation is the United Kingdom, which is in the midst of one of its most consequential elections in modern history.
Online fact-checking groups around the globe are fighting to defuse stand-offs between protestors, police and government officials–not with guns or explosives, but with facts.
Facebook has once again found evidence that its platform has been exploited by foreign groups to spread misinformation.
Short-staffed fact-checkers, a fight against disinformation, and a struggle for resources in a decade long conflict.
Verification, independence and accountability are the distinguishing features of good journalism and worth considering when wading into anything written by anti-vaxx crusaders.