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Oct 16 2023
Israel war: 'Squad' member Ilhan Omar blasted for circulating misinformation about children's deaths
"Squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received harsh criticism for circulating a social media post that showed photos of dead children in Syria she claimed were children who died in Gaza in the fighting between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. Omar retweeted a post that said "CHILD GENOCIDE IN PALESTINE" and "614 Palestinian children murdered by the Israeli [IDF] forces," accordingWashington Examiner
Oct 02 2023
After former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield died of brain cancer on October 1, conspiracy theorists are trying to link his death to the COVID-19 vaccine. The 57-year-old was diagnosed with brain cancer, which was revealed without his consent by former teammate Curt Schilling on a podcast last week. On Sunday, the Red Sox announced Wakefield's death on social media. The National HealthNewsweek
Sep 12 2023
SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit against Fox News, saying that the company put investors at risk, including the state. Rosenblum says that the state has more than $5 million invested in shares of the company and that Fox breached its fiduciary duty by ignoring the risks of spreading misinformation. She also claims that Fox made no good-faith effortsKOIN 6
Oct 12 2023
European regulator Thierry Breton shared a stern letter to TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew on Thursday, claiming his office has “indications” that the platform is being used to distribute disinformation and illegal content around the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Breton serves as the European commissioner for the internal market. He said TikTok must be “timely, diligent and objective” aboutCNBC
Sep 14 2023
As COVID-19 rates have risen over the past month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a new vaccine booster, right-wing media outlets and figures have reacted with outrage about temporary mask mandates, claims that the vaccines are a “scam” and dangerous, and allegations that recent surges and attention are a political ploy.
COVID-19 cases are increasing,Media Matters
Sep 20 2023
President Joe Biden's campaign is aiming to fight alleged "misinformation" on social media during the 2024 presidential race, all while Republicans raise heightened censorship concerns over how Democrats have coordinated with platforms on content moderation.
The initiative, partly spearheaded by Biden's deputy campaign manager Rob Flaherty, has involved recruiting hundreds of volunteersWashington Examiner
Sep 18 2023
California Files Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas Companies for Climate Change Harms • California has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) for alleged deception and creating climate change-related harms in the state. • The lawsuit claims that the companies have known about the impact of fossil fuel burning since theAlaska Commons
Sep 05 2023
An effort to guarantee access to abortion rights in Ohio, a November ballot measure, is already fueling misleading claims about how it could influence abortion care, gender-related health care and parental consent in the state.
The proposed constitutional amendment would give Ohioans the right to make their own reproductive decisions. Backers say that since Roe v. Wade was overturnedAssociated Press
Sep 08 2023
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled several government entities including the White House, the FBI, the Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention likely violated the First Amendment by pressuring social media companies to moderate their content on misinformation surrounding vaccines. In a decision issued Friday evening, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals saidThe Hill