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Facebook announces it will flag state media posts, eventually decline ad dollars

by Jeff Stone • 21 hours ago

Twitter said in 2019 it would no longer accept advertisements from government-sponsored media outlets.

Google finds Indian hack-for-hire firms exploiting coronavirus fears via spearphishing schemes

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

Indian hack-for-hire firms are impersonating the World Health Organization in spearphishing email campaigns, according to Google.

Twitter will flag tweets that contradict public health officials on coronavirus

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

The change comes amid social media companies' ongoing struggle to combat fake news around the pandemic.

Facebook removed Russian propaganda network only after accounts got sloppy

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

One network belongs to a website reportedly funded by Russia's FSB.

Facebook scrubbed accounts related to QAnon and a designated hate group in April

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The takedowns were part of a broader effort that included not just QAnon, but also inauthentic behavior from Russia, Iran and elsewhere.

How China's government used social media against movements in Taiwan, Hong Kong

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

It's the latest evidence that governments’ use of social media for propaganda efforts have become an everyday reality for much of the world’s population.

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