Thousands of UK Amazon workers given false Covid test results | Coronavirus

Thousands of Amazon workers were given the wrong Coronavirus test results after a mistake meant they were given inaccurate information by test and trace. The Guardian understands that 3,853 staff members at the online retailer received an erroneous result. Officials said they had tested negatively but received notifications to say Continue Reading

Instagram removes anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr for false Covid-19 claims | Instagram

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter The prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr has been booted from Instagram for repeatedly sharing false claims about Covid-19 and the safety of vaccines. Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it had removed the profile of Kennedy Jr, a vaccine skeptic who chairs Continue Reading

Australian Coalition MPs post false claims Antifa was part of mob that stormed US Capitol | Craig Kelly- Tempemail

Coalition MPs Craig Kelly and George Christensen have spread misinformation that the insurrectionist mob that stormed the US Capitol included members of the Antifa group. As the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison declined to repudiate misinformation about the US election from within his government, the pair both shared an article Continue Reading

Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines | Technology

Facebook is to begin removing false claims about Covid vaccines, the company has announced, as the UK prepares to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. It is the strongest move yet by Facebook to prevent its platform from being used to promote anti-vaccination rhetoric. The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid jab is an mRNA Continue Reading

‘It is not OK’: Nationals MP excoriates Facebook executive over false information – video | Global

Nationals MP Anne Webster has condemned a Facebook executive over the company’s slow action in removing defamatory or false information. A conspiracy theorist falsely accused the MP of being ‘a member of a secretive paedophile network’ on Facebook and was ordered to pay $875,000 in damages, after a federal court Continue Reading

False claims of voting fraud, pushed by Trump, thrive online Facebook claims claims Donald Trump Twitter- Tempemail

It started months before Election Day with false claims on Facebook and Twitter that mail-in ballots cast for President Donald Trump had been chucked in dumpsters or rivers. Now, a week after the final polls closed, falsehoods about dead people voting and ballots being thrown out by poll workers are Continue Reading

2020 Election: Georgia poll worker in hiding after being harassed online due to false claims of crumpling up ballot in video- Tempemail

With all eyes on Georgia’s razor-thin presidential vote margin, falsehoods are swirling on social media about supposed ballot counting irregularities there. Among the most widely shared examples is a video that has racked up millions of views on Twitter. It claims to show a poll worker crumpling up an absentee Continue Reading

Georgia poll worker in hiding after false claims online Atlanta claims Georgia worker Social Media- Tempemail

With all eyes on Georgia’s razor-thin presidential vote margin, falsehoods are swirling on social media about supposed ballot counting irregularities there. Among the most widely shared examples is a video that has racked up millions of views on Twitter. It claims to show a poll worker crumpling up an absentee Continue Reading

TikTok: false posts about US election reach hundreds of thousands | Technology- Tempemail

TikTok has emerged as an unexpected source of misinformation about the US election, with numerous inaccurate or misleading posts circulating as tech companies battle to contain falsehoods from Donald Trump and others. “TikTok has in the past been a breeding ground for false reports that spread peer to peer,” said Continue Reading

‘Rumors spread like wildfire’: false posts claiming activists started Oregon fires flood social media | World news- Tempemail

Misinformation about the source of the wildfires raging across the Pacific north-west is spreading rapidly on social media, prompting public officials to plead with the public to stop sharing rumors. Many of the rumors claim without evidence that the fires were lit by political activists, either by the far-right group Continue Reading