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Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook ‘biased against facts’
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Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook ‘biased against facts’

MANILA, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa used her new prominence to criticize Facebook as a…
Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows
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Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Most also think social…
Doctors grow frustrated over COVID-19 denial, misinformation
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Doctors grow frustrated over COVID-19 denial, misinformation

The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis.…
New Cuban decree tightens controls on social media, sparking outrage
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New Cuban decree tightens controls on social media, sparking outrage

HAVANA, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Cuba introduced tighter controls on the use of social media this week, including a ban…
Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans
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Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements —…
Conspiracy theories during coronavirus pandemic in Europe
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Conspiracy theories during coronavirus pandemic in Europe

Shutdowns, travel restrictions, closed schools — the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed daily life for people across Europe. And there…
COVID-19: Israel’s vaccination drive hits stumbling blocks
Middle East

COVID-19: Israel’s vaccination drive hits stumbling blocks

For over a decade, every Tuesday, the long-time friends met to play Mahjong, a Chinese board game. Throughout 2020, they…
Fact check: Are COVID-19 vaccines causing deaths?
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Fact check: Are COVID-19 vaccines causing deaths?

With coronavirus vaccine distribution well underway around the world, all eyes are on those who have already received the jabs. For…
Eight confirmed facts about coronavirus
Science

Eight confirmed facts about coronavirus

An ongoing pandemic in the age of the internet means that misinformation can and will spread more quickly than facts.…
2020’s alternative universe is not going away
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2020’s alternative universe is not going away

At a recent Saturday protest outside London’s Stratford train station — comprised of bindi-wearing hippies, conspiracy theorists in balaclavas, and…
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