Misinformation: tech companies are removing 'harmful' coronavirus content – but who decides what that means?
Social media companies need to be more transparent about the health misinformation they remove.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 coronavirus misinformation
Three decades of growing scientific certainty about climate change have yielded little progress.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change misinformation ipcc climate-action cop26 paris-agreement climate-talks
New research exposes the common tropes of bad faith arguments about climate change.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change misinformation climate-crisis climate-change-denial
Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the pandemic
Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
July 23, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 pandemic disinformation misinformation cold-war soviet-union propaganda
The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren't doing the country any favors.
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus brazil donald-trump herd-immunity economy misinformation jair-bolsonaro cdc myths denial
There is no evidence that garlic, lemons, and the ketogenic diet can prevent or cure coronavirus.
April 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus immune-system misinformation keto-diet vitamin-c garlic
Conspiracy theories and misinformation about coronavirus damage society in a number of ways.
April 20, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: coronavirus misinformation conspiracy-theories expert-guide-to-conspiracy-theories
Social media analysts are seeing some alarming trends on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms as the new coronavirus spreads.
April 6, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health social-media covid-19 coronavirus twitter facebook misinformation coronavirus-2020 youtube technology norms covid-19-myths
Social media companies are taking steps to tamp down coronavirus misinformation – but they can do more
Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
March 30, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: public-health social-media covid-19 coronavirus fake-news pandemic twitter google bots facebook disinformation misinformation new-coronavirus world-health-organization-who cdc youtube instagram whatsapp
Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
March 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: public-health internet-of-things covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity internet pandemic disinformation misinformation supply-chains new-coronavirus censorship cyber-law ransomware internet-policy
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