Facebook failed to detect…election-related misinformation in ads ahead of Brazil’s 2022 election, violates its own community policies.
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has escalated a dispute outside New York by endorsing her colleague’s primary challenger.
Several states are making great effort, devoting more resources and time to countering false and misleading election information.
Organizational leader’s tweets can influence employee anxieties and this effect is more prominent since the rise of COVID-19, study.
Using social media to directly reply to queries, polling location mistakes, or false claims might help to quickly stamp out viral misinformation.
China strongly censors speech. With developments in technology, Chinese citizens are finding ways to circumvent these limitations.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who gave half a billion USD in 2020 to election offices will not be making any new grants this year.
Sunday, Sri Lanka enforced a temporary social media ban nationwide to quell public unrest sparked by unprecedented economic hardship.
Tiktok despite being swamped in misinformation at times, the app also serves as a platform for countering Kremlin propaganda.
Against the backdrop of Russian invasion, major Chinese social media apps said they are clamping down on misinformation on Ukraine.