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Aug 01 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris inviting her to Florida to discuss the state's African American History standards with one of the educators who helped create the standards. DeSantis's invitation comes more than a week after Harris blasted the standards for a line about slavery. The line in question said that teachers should include in their lessons "howWashington Examiner
May 26 2023
Book bans, especially with political intentions, are nothing new in the United States – or even just the states.
The first one on American soil pre-dates the uniting of the federation itself. In 1637, what is widely considered the first American book ban took place in Quincy, Massachusetts, when Thomas Morton’s New English Canaan was outlawed by a Puritan government that considered itAndy Gorel
Jun 03 2023
YouTube has stated that its latest policy changes were in response to a desire to create an environment where users could “openly debate political ideas, even those that are controversial or based on disproven assumptions.” With the primary season just eight months away, YouTube has declared it’s reversing its policy of taking down videos that claimed any US presidential election in historyInfoWars
Aug 01 2023
A social studies curriculum recently approved by the Florida Board of Education is facing backlash over instruction regarding the history of slavery in the United States.
The language in question states that Africans enslaved in America developed skills that could benefit them personally.
Vice President Kamala Harris brought up the curriculum in numerous speeches soon after,Isaiah Anthony
Dec 19 2022
A year ago, Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s January 6 “false flag” conspiracy theories roiled the network. His Patriot Purge special, which portrayed the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as righteous patriots and the federal government’s response as a pretextual “purge aimed at legacy Americans,” created a media firestorm and had some of Fox’s most high-profile veterans telling executivesMedia Matters
Dec 21 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, AllSides is recapping the most prominent instances of misinformation in national news media, from the left and right and everything in between, over the past year.
From election fraud and COVID-19 lab leak theories to the attack on Paul Pelosi, the year was full of misinformation and misleading narratives fueled by biased media coverage and partisan politicsIsaiah Anthony
Jul 03 2023
The federal government is about to change its certification guidelines for voting machines — and election officials across the country are bracing for a wave of misinformation that erodes trust in the 2024 election.
Election officials are not-so-quietly freaking out that this long-awaited technical overhaul of voting machine guidelines later this year will be weaponized against them.Politico
Feb 14 2023
After seeing promising results in Eastern Europe, Google will initiate a new campaign in Germany that aims to make people more resilient to the corrosive effects of online misinformation.
The tech giant plans to release a series of short videos highlighting the techniques common to many misleading claims. The videos will appear as advertisements on platforms like Facebook, YouTube orAssociated Press
Jul 31 2023
Elon Musk's latest legal adversary: a nonprofit that studies hate speech and misinformation on social media. On July 20, X Corp., formerly known as Twitter, sent a letter to the Center for Countering Digital Hate, or CCDH, threatening to sue the British research nonprofit. It alleged that the CCDH made "inflammatory, outrageous, and false or misleading assertions about Twitter" and suggestedCNBC
Dec 01 2023
Inside the silo of the “legacy media,” they are alarmed that left-tilting government bureaucrats are being discouraged from telling social-media platforms what speech they should suppress…in the name of “democracy.”
In 2020, these platforms crushed damaging stories about Hunter Biden and “conspiracy theories” about COVID emerging from a Chinese lab. It doesn’t matter now that the “NewsBusters