(NEW YORK) -- At least until June 2021, Facebook had significant gaps in its efforts to tackle COVID-19 misinformation from one of the most prominent anti-vaccine groups in the world, according to a study from ISD Global, a U.K.-based think tank that studies polarization,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The government's top doctor released a step-by-step toolkit Tuesday morning to help people combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines in their own close circles. "We need people in communities all across our country to have these conversations," Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in... Read More.
The Doors' Robby Krieger delivers a candid, in-depth account of his famous band's history in his new memoir, Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with The Doors, which was released... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 639,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Ellie Zeiler is known by her 10 million TikTok followers for her fashion hauls, beauty hacks and viral dance videos. Although her feed often includes endorsements for major brands, her latest partnership came from the U.S. government, which asked her for help... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- YouTube has suspended Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky from uploading content for one week after he posted a video claiming most masks are ineffective in combating COVID-19, making him the second GOP lawmaker this week to be disciplined by a... Read More.
Elton John is the latest celebrity to condemn the homophobic remarks made by rapper DaBaby at Miami's Rolling Loud Festival over the weekend. The "I'm Still Standing" singer explained that spreading homophobic misinformation is harmful to the LGBTQ community -- especially those with HIV. Taking to Instagram... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Misinformation – false information spread regardless of intent – is rampant across popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Most speech, whether true or false, is protected under the U.S. legal system. But questions about inaccurate information, spread maliciously or not, and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- One day after the surgeon general warned Americans about what he called the "urgent threat of health misinformation," President Joe Biden didn't mince words when asked for his message to platforms like Facebook about COVID-19 misinformation. "They're killing people," he said. As the president... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The surgeon general is warning Americans about the "urgent threat of health misinformation" amid the government's current push to boost stalling vaccination rates. Dr. Vivek Murthy's advisory -- the first under the Biden administration -- addresses an epidemic of misinformation and disinformation, and... Read More.
(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.