Tags social media

Facebook is observing a 'steady growth' in disinformation-for-hire services

by Shannon Vavra • 7 months ago

It's an issue that makes it harder for researchers to track malicious campaigns.

Twitter alarms users with messages that resembled phishing emails

by Tim Starks • 7 months ago

At least everyone was on guard enough to be suspicious of the Twitter emails.

Senator hammers Facebook, Instagram over COVID-19 misinformation

by Tim Starks • 8 months ago

Sen. Mark Warner says he is particularly disturbed about how Instagram's algorithm appears to be promoting vaccine misinfo.

State prosecutors push Facebook, Twitter to do more to slow virus misinformation

by Shannon Vavra • 8 months ago

Their piece by piece approach isn't enough, the attorneys general said.

Twitter scrubs accounts tied to Russian, Iranian influence operations

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

Social media companies are still playing catchup to repeat offenders running influence operations.

Romance scam victims reported $304 million in fraud in 2020, a new high

by Joe Warminsky • 10 months ago

Reports of romance scams have tripled since 2016, the FTC says.