Opportunities to glimpse misinformation in action are fairly rare. But after the recent attack in Toronto, a journalist on Twitter unwittingly carried out a natural experiment that shows how quickly “fake news” can spread.
Latest in Social Media
The Islamic State and its supporters can skirt content regulations with media that doesn't explicitly advocate terrorism. Is there more that can be done?
Despite what Ted Cruz suggested to Mark Zuckerberg during last week’s Facebook hearings, there is no requirement that a platform remain neutral in order to maintain Section 230 immunity.
Testifying before Congress this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed a great faith in the ability of artificial intelligence to moderate hate speech. His optimism is unwarranted.
On Mar. 12, the European Commission released the final report of its independent High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation.
Despite new policies, American social media companies are still being exploited by terrorists. The Trump administration needs to do more to change that.
Social media companies can't move fast enough to take down terrorist groups' online content. But what else can they do to address the problem?
An outline of the scope and impact of the NetzDG, the German law targeting online hate crimes and fake news that went into effect October 1.