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Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected
11 months ago

Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected

How big of a problem is misinformation on social media? Without key data, the picture is blurry
Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?
1 year ago

Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?

From vaccine hesitancy to the rise of far-right extremism, COVID-19 has mainstreamed conspiracy theories at an astonishing rate, with devastating impacts — but the handful of reporters and researchers addressing them in Canada say they don’t have the resources to respond to the country’s dis- and misinformation crisis alone
Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters
2 years ago

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

While it’s too early to tell if Parler is here to stay, it has already achieved a reputation and level of engagement that has overtaken other alternative platforms