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Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content

In the past few months, Telegram has skyrocketed in popularity, hitting 550 million monthly active users in July 2021, which…

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Canada

Disinformation: How to hold Facebook and other giant social media corporations to account

Breadcrumb Trail Links News National Local News Business Google, Twitter, YouTube and other platforms just as bad, experts say, government…

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USA News

COVID vaccine disinformation a big reason behind low inoculation rates, officials say

When it comes to misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, health advocates have heard it all. During a recent round of…

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Health

Will ‘Dr. Disinformation’ Ever Face the Music?

Victoria Knight Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that covid-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an…

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Canada

COVID-19: Dr. Henry refutes conspiracy theory around fertility as vaccine disinformation spreads

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Health “I can say unequivocally these vaccines do not affect fertility, both in women,…

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Business

Democrats call on oil companies to testify on climate disinformation

Fuel prices on a sign at a BP gas station in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Luke Sharrett…

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Science

Fake TikTok accounts could spread disinformation ahead of German vote

By Chris Stokel-Walker An advert for TikTok in Berlin, Germany Sean Gallup/Getty Images TikTok accounts that falsely claim to be…

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Tech

In Kenya, Influencers Are Hired to Spread Disinformation

On May 18 of this year, the insidious hashtag #AnarchistJudges appeared on Kenyan Twitter timelines. Apparently driven by a number…

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Tech

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media’s Trust Issue?

The study found that with a group of just eight laypeople, there was no statistically significant difference between the crowd…

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Europe

Distrust & disinformation have left Latvia lagging on vaccine rollout

Two-thirds of EU adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but some countries are struggling to get above 50%. Latvia —…

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