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How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation

This article by the New York Times outlines Facebook's policy on fact-checking and removing climate disinformation.

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To Protect Democracy, Protect the Internet

In recent years, social media has become the main form of communication between politicians and voters. It has also become a major news source for people all over the world. This article discusses the importance of protecting the integrity of the internet and social media platforms.

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Trump Leans Into False Virus Claims in Combative Fox News Interview

In an interview with Fox News, Trump made false claims about topics varying from the coronavirus, the upcoming election along with race and policing. This New York Times article outlines his false claims and the way that he was fact-checked by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

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Deepfake Used to Attack Activist Couple Shows New Disinformation Frontier

This article by Reuters discusses a deepfake that was recently created and was used to create various social media profiles.

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Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads

Facebook is set to consider banning political ads before the November presidential election amid criticisms about allowing hate speech and misinformation to spread on its platform.

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COVID-19, Protests and Elections Increase Misinformation

As people seek simple solutions to large, overarching problems like COVID-19, misinformation begins to circulate. This article by Governing examines current situations within society and how they are increasing the spread of misinformation.

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Could We Fight Misinformation With Blockcahin Technology?

The New York Times's Research and Development team conducted an experiment that tested the success of blockchain technology in preventing and fighting misinformation.

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