State of the Art: How Twitter Is Being Gamed to Feed Misinformation

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Spread the loveTweet But the biggest problem with Twitter’s place in the news is its role in the production and dissemination of propaganda and misinformation. It keeps pushing conspiracy theories…


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With Italy No Longer in U.S. Focus, Russia Swoops to Fill the Void

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Spread the loveTweet A deliberate, gray-haired career diplomat, Mr. Razov has been plugging away at building relationships with Italian politicians, organizing concerts for Italy’s earthquake survivors and visiting Italian regional…


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Tech Tip: When You See Something (Fake), Say Something

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Spread the loveTweet Q. What is Facebook doing to stop misinformation from spreading? And if I see a fake news article in my news feed, how do I report it?…


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Mediator: Sean Hannity, a Murder and Why Fake News Endures

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Spread the loveTweet You can see the partisan appeal. If you don’t want to believe American intelligence assessments that the Russians were behind the breach — supposedly to help the…


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In Europe’s Election Season, Tech Vies to Fight Fake News

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Spread the loveTweetThe French electorate heads to the polls in the second round of presidential elections on May 7, followed by votes in Britain and Germany in the coming months.…


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Feature: Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

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Spread the loveTweetAfter studying how people shared 1.25 million stories during the campaign, a team of researchers at M.I.T. and Harvard implicated Facebook and Twitter in the larger failure of…


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