FactCheck.org has released its "whoppers of 2020" on the year's political fabrications. Once again, President Trump tops the list though President-elect Biden is on it, too.
Distinguished fellow Susan Ness, co-chair of the Transatlantic Working Group, wrote in Slate that European and American governments should work in tandem on digital platform regulation.
Exposure to anti-vax tweets was followed by negative vaccination attitudes and behavior – but not among people who discussed vaccination with others.
Speaking in Zoom panels, members of the Transatlantic Working Group have promoted online transparency and accountability for digital platforms.
In a new report, the Transatlantic High Level Working Group on Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression urges adoption of a flexible regulatory framework with greater transparency and accountability to curb online hate speech, violent extremism, and viral deception.
YouTube will highlight fact-checks from FactCheck.org and other sources in an expanded U.S. effort to correct misinformation on Covid-19 and other topics.
Users of conservative or social media in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak were more likely to be misinformed about how to prevent the virus and believe conspiracy theories about it.
In the 2016 election cycle, Russian Twitter trolls sent targeted pro- and anti-vaccination tweets via various fake persona types, poisoning the kind of crisis communications that may be critical today in the coronavirus pandemic.