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Fact Check: Walmart Is NOT Partnering With Litecoin
Walmart and Litecoin are both debunking news of a partnership, saying nothing is in the works....
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Coronavirus: Facebook Bug Has Been Blocking Legitimate News
Facebook has admitted to a bug that has been blocking legitimate news about the coronavirus pandemic....
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Twitter Tackles Deceptive Information and Manipulated Media
Following Facebook and Reddit, Twitter has unveiled new rules governing how it will handle deceptive information and manipulated media. Social media p...
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Democrats Created Fake Russian Twitter Bots to Influence Election
The New York Times reported that Democrats created fake Russian Twitter bots in a disinformation campaign, also known as fake news, in order to influe...
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Regulation of Google and Facebook Will Impair Their Futures
Former Facebook Director Donald Graham says that regulation of Google and Facebook will slow them down dramatically and probably impair their futures ...
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Vivek Wadhwa: Facebook is a Defective Product and Should be Held Liable
Should social media companies be held liable for creating products that make people hate each other? Harvard Law School Distinguished Fellow Vivek Wa...
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Conservatives See Facebook War Room As War on Them
Facebook has created a War Room ahead of the midterm election that is filled with data scientists and specialists trying to stop the spread of what it...
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Facebook Takes Steps to Remove Posts That Incite Violence
A recent Congressional hearing revealed that Facebook’s policies regarding fake news and posts that encourage violence need to be revamped. Now ...
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Twitter Gets Rid of 70 Million Fake Accounts in May and June, Cracks Down on Trolls
Twitter has been aggressively suspending false accounts in a bid to curtail the spread of fake news. The company’s massive crackdown on trolls and b...
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Facebook’s Plan to Include Videos in Its News Feed Draws Suspicion from Publishers
Facebook has been under pressure to combat the prevalence of fake news on its platform, which prompted the company to implement measures such as block...
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Facebook Plans to Fight Fake News with User Surveys
Facebook is now trying out a new strategy to combat fake news. In a surprising move, the social media giant feels that the best way to handle the issu...
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Facebook to Block Ads From Publishers Who Share Fake News
Facebook has ramped up its drive to combat the spread of fake news and hoaxes. It announced on Monday, that it will no longer allow Pages known to hav...
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Facebook Combats Fake News With Related Articles and Updated Machine Learning Technology
Facebook is making steps to ensure that everyone gets their facts right before forming their own opinion on a topic trending on the popular social med...
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After Fake News, Facebook Starts Crackdown on Spammy Ads
Facebook has rolled out a new update that seeks to cut down on spammy ads on users’ news feeds. The announcement came just over a month after the so...
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Facebook Releases New Plan to Fight Its Problem With Fake News 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social media site can be used as a propaganda tool or for the propagation of fake news. Now, the so...
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When Fake News is Real News and Real News is Fake News
All of this talk about fake news is starting to take root into the mainstream news bubble as if it were true, which it isn’t in any discernible ...
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Stanford Study: Teens Clueless On Distinguishing Sponsored Content
A Stanford Study of 7,804 students from middle school through college illustrated that young people are clueless in knowing what is actual news versus...
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Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring
Hoax articles – fooling everyone from your racist uncle on Facebook to top Wall Street investors. An article suggesting that Twitter had received a ...
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Charles Manson Hoax Reveals A Need To Fact Check
In today’s social media-driven world, it’s far too easy to take some “fact” found on the internet and run with it. Just look at Twitter. Celeb...
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Subway Jared Death Hoax Goes Viral
Jared Fogle, better known as “Subway Jared” or the “Subway Guy”, is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax. On Monday, th...
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