The Republican party's kibosh on future presidential debates is ironic, given how important free speech is to its members. Misinformation, not so much.
"The vast majority of the sites spreading election misinformation a year ago have continued to promote the narrative that the election was not legitimate, while defending, downplaying, or redirecting
blame for the riot," NewsGuard's analysts note in the new report.
81% of the 113 U.S. websites known to have spread election misinformation following the 2020 presidential election still do, according to NewsGuard, a media watchdog.
Media veracity watchdog NewsGuard published its annual list of best and worst informers of the year, including the top 10 "misinformers" generating the most engagement.
OpenWeb on Thursday announced a partnership with NewsGuard to help OpenWeb combat disinformation and ensure it only partners with publishers publishing quality, reliable news.
Pew's analysis covers areas including privacy, on-platform abuse and Republicans' and Democrats' differing views on Twitter's major issues and overall impact on democracy.
Facebook's major rebrand to Meta is distracting. Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, wants the public to be aware of what the Facebook Papers made clear just days ago: the social
media platform puts profits ahead of ethics.
A report by The Center for Countering Digital Hate estimates advertisers have paid Facebook up to $140,667 to run "abortion reversal" ads since Jan. 2020. Facebook has a policy banning ads that
promote "inappropriate, illegal, or unsafe" products and services to minors.
It's little surprise that programmatic advertising underwrites lots of nefarious activities, including ad fraud, organized crime and publishers of misinformation. But who knew it was all being funded
by legitimate advertisers? NewsGuard did.
"We're on the verge of having platforms and companies so powerful and so influential in the political process that they're ungovernable," Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer told Bloomberg. He
expects Congress to pass legislation to rein in big tech companies.
I only ask because I'm growing weary of the harangue of Fox News "media relations" execs kvetching when I express my views that advertisers are culpable in all the damage the network does because they
provide the financial support for Fox News to do it.
Should social media and search engines lean on AI to determine whether news informs or misinforms? Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute suggests AI can help readers make better judgements to
correctly identify fake news, but only on breaking stories and when the reader has not yet formed an opinion.
As 2020 comes to an end, will next year return to a more balanced sense of reality? You know, one based on facts, not divisive demagoguery?
Combating conspiracy theories and removing dangerously misleading content has been daunting during the 2020 election period for tech firms.
A startling insight from Ipsos suggests many Americans won't accept the outcome of next week's election because they come from another planet: Fox News.
Cloned versions of banks such as HSBC and Paragon Bank as well as global media sites experienced major losses and fake news this year.
After years of calling America's major news outlets "fake news," the President's own TV news brand has actually crumbled, while a first-time benchmark for Democratic opponent Joe Biden comes in at
nearly four times the incumbent's level, but nonetheless half of what the major TV network news brands yield. The unique analysis, which is conducted by independent brand researcher Brand Keys,
assesses the degree to which trust plays a role in valuing news brands. Since Brand Keys began tracking it for MediaPost in 2018, it has looked at both print and TV news brands, and has also tracked
the President within that.
Research by Channel 4 not only shows that its viewing figures are up, particularly among the young, but also shows that tv is more trusted for COVID-19 news. "The Drum" reveals the research shows the
least trusted channel is social media, where nearly two in three have seen fake news surrounding the pandemic.
Most consumers worldwide said the media they use are contaminated with untrustworthy information.
Publishers of journalism worldwide give the highest marks to Twitter for combating misinformation and/or disinformation, according to the 2020 edition of an annual study by the Reuters Institute and
the University of Oxford.
It's been nearly two years since I deactivated Facebook and I don't miss it. Professionally, I can't get away from it. Societally, I think we'd all be better off without it. I'm not alone.
Yes, Brits are worried by fake news but with so much quality journalism provided free, why subscribe?
Nearly two in three Brits are worried about fake news, YouGov figures show, but only 15% are prepared to pay for fact-checked journalism published by a reputable site, "Press Gazette" reports.
Brands lose about $235 million annually from unknowingly running ads alongside fake news, and in the upcoming 2020 presidential election $200 million will be spent on boosting, advertising and
deploying fake news, per a study that analyzes the direct economic cost from fake news. The report also estimates fake news has contributed a loss in stock market value of about $39 billion a year.
Cybersecurity company CHEQ conducted research with the University of Baltimore, which found that the epidemic of online fake news now costs the global economy $78 billion annually.
As federal regulators and legislators contemplate the role of social media in the distribution of news -- legit, fake or somewhere in between -- a significant majority of Americans believe they have
too much power over it. That's the finding of a new survey from the Pew Research Center indicating that nearly two-thirds of American adults have too much control and that the result is most Americans
are getting a "worse mix of news" than they otherwise would through conventional means of news media distribution.
In a week dominated by Hong Kong account deletions, research shows that fake news is very tricky.
UM found low confidence in the perceived "truthfulness" of virtually every information source in our lives.
Parity reached between social and mainstream media means fake news must be tackled.
Former NASA research scientist Pandu Nayak, who joined Google 14 years ago, told "The Guardian" mass murders present an increasing challenge for the search engine to deliver accurate results.
Brits are concerned about disinformation -- but only 9% pay for news because quality content is still free.