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President Trump Accuses NBC News of 'Fudging' Famous Interview About Comey Firing President Trump Accuses NBC News of 'Fudging' Famous Interview About Comey Firing

President Trump has made new allegations in a series of tweets this morning that are sure to get his supporters riled up. Trump has seemingly accused NBC News of manipulating an interview that Lester Holt conducted on May 11, 2017, shortly after Trump fired James Comey, former director of the FBI. The same interview…

Google Calls BS on Trump's Claim It Blacklisted His 2017 and 2018 'State of the Union' Speeches Google Calls BS on Trump's Claim It Blacklisted His 2017 and 2018 'State of the Union' Speeches

On Wednesday, Donald Trump escalated his war with major U.S. tech companies he and other prominent conservatives have been baselessly accusing of censoring right-wingers. In a video with an ominous soundtrack posted to his Twitter account, the president’s team accused search giant Google of featuring links to live…

President Trump Weighs in on Reality Winner Sentencing, Calls Her Leak 'Small Potatoes' President Trump Weighs in on Reality Winner Sentencing, Calls Her Leak 'Small Potatoes'

President Trump is awake, angry, and tweeting this morning, which wouldn’t normally be newsworthy. But Trump just weighed in on a case that strikes close to his legitimacy as president: The Reality Winner leak. And he seems to think that it wasn’t a big deal.

Texas Governor Tweets Fake Churchill Quote About Fascism, Gets Flooded With Equally Made-Up Replies Texas Governor Tweets Fake Churchill Quote About Fascism, Gets Flooded With Equally Made-Up Replies

Have you heard the famous Winston Churchill quote that “the fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists”? Well, it’s a fake quote. Churchill never said it. But that didn’t stop Texas Governor Greg Abbott from tweeting the fake quote late last night. And while Abbott is rightly being taken to task, the…

Facebook Now Says It Will Remove Misinformation That Inspires Real-World Violence Facebook Now Says It Will Remove Misinformation That Inspires Real-World Violence

After a rough week of criticism over Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s shoddy explanation for why he won’t ban conspiracy site Infowars—including a very awkward tangent into apparently believing Holocaust deniers are not “intentionally getting it wrong”—the social media giant has announced it will begin removing…

Egypt Poised to Give Itself the Power to Block Anyone With 5,000-Plus Followers Over ‘Fake News’ Egypt Poised to Give Itself the Power to Block Anyone With 5,000-Plus Followers Over ‘Fake News’

A bill just passed in Egypt that will empower the government to block users on social media for spreading “fake news” if they have over 5,000 followers.

Russian Trolls Reportedly Made Twitter Accounts for Fake US Newspapers but Shared Real News Stories Russian Trolls Reportedly Made Twitter Accounts for Fake US Newspapers but Shared Real News Stories

In addition to flooding social media with false news stories, propaganda-spreading bots, and all sorts of online chicanery during the 2016 US presidential campaign, Russian trolls also reportedly attempted to erode Americans’ trust in local news by posing as city newspapers.

Check Out the Fox News-Filled Schedule for Facebook's 'Trustworthy' News Shows Check Out the Fox News-Filled Schedule for Facebook's 'Trustworthy' News Shows

Still reeling (at least in reputation, but certainly not in financial success) from the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook is launching its own slate of news shows produced and funded by the social network in partnership with “trustworthy” news organizations. The lineup, which launches next week, features a whole…

Facebook Runs Full-Page Ads in Indian Newspapers to Fight Fake News Facebook Runs Full-Page Ads in Indian Newspapers to Fight Fake News

Facebook has been under fire in India following a string of lynchings that appeared to have been prompted by false news spread on WhatsApp. It’s become such an epidemic that the Indian government has demanded something be done. For now, Facebook’s solution involves running ads in local newspapers explaining how to…

Instagram Removed a ProPublica Post Outing White Supremacists Because Facebook Keeps Blocking the Wrong Things Instagram Removed a ProPublica Post Outing White Supremacists Because Facebook Keeps Blocking the Wrong Things

Facebook, in attempts to crack down on fake news and other content, has somehow made news organizations its enemy. Just one day after Facebook was criticized for rejecting a promoted post from the nonprofit investigative journalism outlet Reveal, Instagram has now reportedly removed a video from ProPublica’s account.

Facebook Wants to Use Machine Learning to Stop Hoaxes and Fake News  Facebook Wants to Use Machine Learning to Stop Hoaxes and Fake News 

Facebook debuted a host of new efforts Thursday in its fight against fake news.

Deepfake Videos Are Getting Impossibly Good

Fake news sucks, and as those eerily accurate videos of a lip-synced Barack Obama demonstrated last year, it’s soon going to get a hell of a lot worse. As a newly revealed video-manipulation system shows, super-realistic fake videos are improving faster than some of us thought possible.

Facebook Is Now Trying to Hire 'News Credibility Specialists' to Deal With Its Fake News Problem Facebook Is Now Trying to Hire 'News Credibility Specialists' to Deal With Its Fake News Problem

Years ago, Facebook fired its Trending News team and replaced them with algorithms after a Gizmodo article featured former workers claiming the site discriminated against conservative news. Then, Facebook tried and failed to suppress hoax news sites and propaganda with a series of methods designed to avoid the ire of…

If You're Tweeting During a Disaster, You're Probably Spreading Fake News If You're Tweeting During a Disaster, You're Probably Spreading Fake News

The old adage about a lie traveling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on has been made true thanks to Twitter. According to a new study, the vast majority of people using the platform during disasters and breaking news events spread false information without ever getting it a second thought.

Facebook Brings in Fake News Huckster to Conduct Conservative Bias Probe Facebook Brings in Fake News Huckster to Conduct Conservative Bias Probe

Facebook’s consistent lack of transparency has helped fuel the pernicious notion that the company deliberately censors conservative views, and the problem has reached a boiling point. Now, the company is reportedly launching an internal probe of potential conservative bias and it will be led by a man who’s spread fake…

First Person Charged Under Malaysia’s ‘Anti-Fake News’ Law Gets Month in Prison for YouTube Video First Person Charged Under Malaysia’s ‘Anti-Fake News’ Law Gets Month in Prison for YouTube Video

The first person charged under Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Act has been found guilty after posting a YouTube video in which he said police took nearly an hour to respond to the shooting of a Palestinian lecturer—a claim the police refute.

Facebook Is Shrinking Fake News Stories Because Nothing Else Has Worked Facebook Is Shrinking Fake News Stories Because Nothing Else Has Worked

For what feels like the umpteenth time, Facebook is introducing another new plan to fight against the scourge of fake news that populates the platform, this time by making shrinking the size of links to bogus claims and hoaxes. It probably won’t work because people are just the worst.

How One Man Convinced a Staggering Number of People That Mark Zuckerberg Was Deleting Facebook How One Man Convinced a Staggering Number of People That Mark Zuckerberg Was Deleting Facebook

A couple years ago, Andrew Oleck wondered if he could make a viral video. The Los Angeles-based filmmaker had been freelancing and doing commercial work for a decade and wanted to branch out. It took a while, but on April 1, he released his first attempt at internet stardom: a three-minute satire, where Mark…

Jordan Peele Uses Machine Learning Tools to Make a Fake Obama Warn Us About 'Fucked-Up Dystopia'

As our descent into national madness continues, some have been sounding warning bells about a possible “fake news apocalypse”—the idea that technology is making it easier than ever to generate disinformation and propaganda and quickly disseminate it to legions of people online, with little checks on the process.…

Homicidal Asshole Rodrigo Duterte Claims Facebook Fact-Checkers Are Biased, Might Be Funded by the CIA Homicidal Asshole Rodrigo Duterte Claims Facebook Fact-Checkers Are Biased, Might Be Funded by the CIA

Rodrigo Duterte rode to the presidency of the Philippines through a wave of social media promotion. But the homicidal world leader, who has overseen the murder of over 20,000 people in a brutal crackdown on alleged drug dealers and users, isn’t too happy with Facebook these days. Duterte claims that Facebook’s newest…

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