(WASHINGTON) -- They are ideological opposites on the U.S. Supreme Court, but Wednesday Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch united in a rare, joint public appearance to declare the spread of misinformation on social media an urgent threat to national security. "I'm less concerned... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Google announced Wednesday it was contributing more than $29 million to a newly formed group that has the goal of combatting misinformation and fake news online.The multimillion-dollar commitment comes as tech... Read More.
By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN and JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After a year that saw foreign governments trying to interfere with U.S. elections and cause chaos amid a pandemic, America's adversaries continue to try to weaken the nation by stoking divisions on... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Facebook announced Monday new plans to aid with the problem-plagued COVID-19 vaccine rollout and help combat vaccine misinformation online."Today we're launching a global campaign to help bring 50 million people a... Read More.
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Facebook announced Monday it will be taking stricter measures to crack down on misinformation about vaccines and said it will be doing more to help users find resources on getting their shot.Kang-Xing Jin,... Read More.
By CATHERINE SANZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Social media posts containing vaccine misinformation not only have increased since the pandemic began, they're more likely to coexist alongside less extreme content, effectively normalizing them and possibly delaying wider acceptance of a... Read More.
By LAUREN KING, MICHELLE STODDART, CATHERINE THORBECKE and MORGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Election Day is finally here.In the weeks leading up to Tuesday, at least 99.6 million early votes were cast. Nationally, voters have cast 72.3% of the... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- When Ohio authorities indicted two men this week accused of trying to deceive and threaten voters with more than 85,000 misleading robocalls to residents of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Misinformation and conspiracy theories swirling around the 2020 presidential race are reaching an "alarming" number of Latino voters in Florida through Spanish language social media sites, advocacy groups and elected officials said.
BY: CATHERINE SANZ and CATHERINE THORBECKE(WASHINGTON) -- In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, some of the most popular social media platforms have introduced new measures to curb misinformation, increase transparency and try to bolster the integrity of the... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Twitter unveiled a slew of updates -- including efforts to slow retweets with misleading information from going viral -- in an attempt to curb the spread of misinformation on the platform ahead of... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Younger people are more likely to believe false claims related to the novel coronavirus than older people, according to a new survey released Tuesday by a team of researchers at Harvard University, Rutgers University, Northeastern... Read More.