Tags information operations

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

by Tonya Riley • 2 days ago

Facebook removed 524 inauthentic Facebook accounts, 20 pages, four Groups and 86 Instagram accounts boosting the claims.

Hundreds of Twitter accounts aimed to suppress vote weeks before Honduran presidential election

by AJ Vicens • 3 weeks ago

The operation targeting opposition candidates is the latest example of attempted social media manipulation in the region.

Pro-Beijing operatives used social media to try promoting NYC protest

by Tonya Riley • 3 months ago

China's efforts to sway online opinions in its favor have ramped up.

COVID-19 social media disinformation campaign sought to exploit TikTok, Instagram influencers

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

The Facebook takedown comes amid Biden administration pressure on the company to do better on bogus COVID-19 information.

US seizes more than 30 websites connected to Iran, alleging disinformation and sanctions violations

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

The action comes as the U.S. and Iran are considering a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Spanish-language misinformation about vaccines is evading Facebook's moderators

by Tonya Riley • 6 months ago

Spanish language posts boasting false claims that the covid-19 vaccine causes magnetism are avoiding fact-checkers at a higher rate than English language posts.