Fake news spreads faster in times of crisis. Such fabricated claims can underly conspiracy theories. A study at the University of Zurich compared the creation and dissemination of fake news in various countries.
The US state of Georgia and the post-Soviet Republic of Georgia have more in common than a similar name: allegations of voting irregularities and disinformation campaigns. How is the latter dealing with Russian meddling?
Social media giant Facebook has announced that it will ban all groups "representing" QAnon, classifying the conspiracy theory movement as dangerous. The restrictions will also extend to Facebook-owned Instagram.
A special committee of the European Parliament is set to detect and combat foreign cyberattacks. The EU has confirmed that targeted disinformation campaigns are on the rise — partly relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
Finding trustworthy information on the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic has become harder; lies and misinformation more widespread. Listed here are a few ideas and resources that can help.
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