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Social media's arbitrary actions could be controlling our minds - analysis

The unprecedented attempt by both Facebook and Twitter to stop people posting a news story has major ramifications for global media, democracy and regulators.

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Flashbacks of fake news? You may have a better factual memory

The results of the study showed that misinformation reminders increased the ability of participants to recall facts and belief accuracy.

Farkash-Hacohen: Social media are responsible for fake news, hate speech

"Social media networks have power, and with power comes responsibility," the minister said.

01/10/2020
Vehicles lie damaged in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, US, September 11

Facebook removes posts linking Oregon wildfires to activist groups

Facebook said the decision was "consistent with (Facebook's) past efforts to remove content that could lead to imminent harm given the possible risk to human life as the fires rage on."

By REUTERS
13/09/2020
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Fake Facebook accounts comparing Netanyahu to Hitler taken down

"Our global investigation teams have found that two profiles showed suspicious signs of being fake profiles and were removed from the platform," the Facebook in Israel spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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Twitter suspends Chinese operation pushing pro-Beijing COVID-19 messaging

The new operation likewise focused heavily on protests in Hong Kong, but also promoted messages about the coronavirus pandemic, exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and Taiwan, the researchers said.

By REUTERS
12/06/2020

Facebook starts labeling state-controlled media outlets

People should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy says.

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020

New York Times opinion editor resigns over controversial article

The New York Times has come under fire after it published an editorial on June 3 from US Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, titled "Send in the Troops."

By REUTERS
08/06/2020
Resident reads newspaper at news stand in Baghdad

Fake News Threatening Many Nations

Security of Iraq, Saudi Arabia under fire, experts say

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
05/06/2020

Trump: Twitter is interfering in the 2020 presidential election

The allegations came after Twitter fact-checked one of Trump's tweets for the first time, labeling it as false.

27/05/2020
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