Misinformation

Facebook’s wooden-headed determination to ignore its culpability in both the spread – and the corrosive impact – of hate speech and misinformation finally crashed headlong into commercial reality last week. Key advertisers have had enough, and the dam is breaking.  As part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign more than 160 companies

When it comes to stopping the spread of misinformation, Australia is heading down the road of self-regulation, and a set of rules that the companies who currently propagate that misinformation will likely help to draft. What could possibly go wrong? This morning the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has

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Facebook placed warning labels on 50 million pieces of content related to COVID-19 during April in an effort to alert users to false information on the platform.  Since March 1, Facebook has removed more than 2.5 million pieces of content for the sale of masks, hand sanitizers, surface disinfecting wipes

Google, Amazon and several large adtechs are helping fund the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 by placing unknowing brands’ advertisements on websites with false claims about the pandemic, according to a new report. The Global Disinformation Index, a UK government-backed group seeking to combat the spread of disinformation online, published

With a federal election looming, concerns have been raised that the foreign influence exerted on democratic processes during the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit campaigns could occur in Australia. Experts Which-50 spoke with suggested attempts by foreign governments to sow discord are likely here, as the political and civil