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Apr 07 2023
“Fact-checkers” can be just as biased as opinion writers. Their coverage of former President Donald Trump’s indictment was no exception, and spread misinformation about the connection between his prosecutor and billionaire donor George Soros.
Specifically, the question of whether Soros “funded” Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney who prosecuted Trump, is a subject of debate.Henry A. Brechter
May 05 2023
ST. PAUL — A large number of Minnesotans will be automatically registered to vote in future elections under a bill signed into law Friday, May 5, by Gov. Tim Walz. That change to state election law and others, including pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds and a permanent absentee ballot option, will help Minnesota remain a leader in voter participation, said the Democratic-Farmer-LaborDetroit Lakes Tribune
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May 26 2023
Toward the end of 2022, engineers on Meta’s team combating misinformation were ready to debut a key fact-checking tool that had taken half a year to build. The company needed all the reputational help it could get after a string of crises had badly damaged the credibility of Facebook and Instagram and given regulators additional ammunition to bear down on the platforms.
The new productCNBC
Sep 28 2021
How does a stupid and ridiculous lie come to be embraced and promulgated by top officials of the United States government?
Well, as it turns out, it’s easy.
You start with an easily misinterpreted news photo that seemingly confirms progressive opponents’ assumption about immigration enforcement: that the agents policing our southern border are cruel racists.
Then you workRich Lowry
Nov 25 2023
NewsGuard on Wednesday afternoon dropped a report that found that 200 advertisements on the platform formerly known as Twitter from 86 prominent brands, governments, non-profits, and educational institutions showed up on feeds next to viral posts spouting misinformation about the Israel-Hamas war. Analysts studied 30 posts with a combined 92 million views by ten previously identified “repeatedDaily Beast
Nov 27 2023
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed MAGA thinking for the Conservative Party’s decision to vote against an update to the Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement. “It is particularly troubling to see — even though we are seeing a rise of right-wing rhetoric in the United States with MAGA conservatives, across Europe, in certain corners of right-wing politicians and parties — starting toTownhall
Jul 19 2021
“President Joe Biden said [last] Friday that social media companies are ‘killing people’ by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines.” (AP News)
Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated, “we are in regular touch with these social media platforms… We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” She also notedThe Flip Side
Jun 23 2023
Starbucks union calls strike over Pride displays, but the company calls it a misinformation campaign
Workers at 150 Starbucks locations will strike in the coming week over what their union says is a clash over decor supporting LBGTQ+ causes, but the company denies it’s banned any such displays and accused the union of using misinformation as a tactic in labor talks.
Starbucks Workers United said in a tweet Friday that 3,500 workers will be on strike over the next week, starting withAssociated Press
Apr 22 2022
Confronted by viral conspiracy theories, climate change denialism, extremist movements, and anti-democratic groups (among others) feeding off false information online, social media platforms have taken steps in recent years to curtail the spread of misinformation. But even as tech companies have come under pressure to crack down on misinformation, one key avenue of information distribution inBrookings Institution