MP Craig Kelly ‘absolutely outraged’ after Facebook removes his page for misinformation | Australian politics

Facebook has removed federal independent MP Craig Kelly’s Facebook page for repeatedly breaching the social media company’s misinformation policy. The member for Hughes, who quit the Liberal party in February in part because he wanted to keep posting about unproven treatments for Covid-19, had amassed a large following on the Continue Reading

Liberals want to blame rightwing ‘misinformation’ for our problems. Get real | Digital media- Tempemail

One day in March 2015, I sat in a theater in New York City and took careful notes as a series of personages led by Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates described the dazzling sunburst of liberation that was coming our way thanks to entrepreneurs, foundations and Silicon Valley. The presentation Continue Reading

Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: how misinformation travels on Facebook | Australia news

In the early hours of New Year’s Eve, former Liberal MP Craig Kelly logged on to Facebook to make one of his regular contributions to the global network of misinformation about Covid-19 – this time, to promote the antiparasitic drug ivermectin as a treatment for the virus. The content of Continue Reading

Instagram led users to Covid misinformation amid pandemic – report | Instagram- Tempemail

Instagram’s recommendations were pushing users toward Covid misinformation, anti-vaccination content and even antisemitic material during the peak of the pandemic, according to a report from a social media watchdog. The Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) found that new Instagram accounts were shown substantial quantities of misinformation through the platform’s Continue Reading

‘A lot of uncertainty’: imams fighting Covid misinformation in Australia’s Muslim community | Health- Tempemail

Whenever imam Alaa Alzokum comes across conspiracy theories – whether in person or online – he bridles at their poor sourcing. “It[’s] always from people who say ‘people say this, people say that’, but never from an actual expert,” he says. During the past year, Alzokum has seen posts on Continue Reading

Giuliani mocked for warning of dangers of misinformation after amplifying Trump’s ‘big lie’ on elections for months- Tempemail

The former New York mayor, who became the face of Mr Trump’s doomed attempts to overturn the presidential election based on unsubstantiated claims of fraud, dedicated the latest episode of “Rudy Giuliani’s Common Sense” to focussing on “the dire consequences of misinformation on social media.” Sharing the episode on Twitter, Continue Reading

‘Facebook has a blind spot’: why Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing | Facebook

In the last year, Facebook adjusted some of the most fundamental rules about what gets posted on its platform, halting algorithmic recommendations of political groups, banning lies about vaccines and removing a number of high-profile figures for spreading misinformation and hate – including Donald Trump. But researchers say the social Continue Reading

Twitter targets Covid vaccine misinformation with labels and ‘strike’ system | Twitter

Twitter is expanding its use of warning labels on tweets that contain misleading details about coronavirus vaccines. The move, announced in a blogpost on Monday, is designed to strengthen the social network’s existing Covid-19 guidance, which has led to the removal of more than 8,400 tweets and challenged 11.5m accounts Continue Reading

Twitter could Ban Users with COVID-19 Misinformation Strike System – Tempemail

Image sourced from Mission Statement Academy Twitter will start labelling tweets that violate its COVID-19 guidance policy – this essentially includes content containing misinformation about the virus as well as vaccines. Since introducing its COVID-19 guidance, Twitter has removed more than 8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts worldwide.  The new Continue Reading

Prince William warns of ‘rumours and misinformation’ about Covid jabs- Tempemail

Prince William has encouraged people to continue having the coronavirus vaccine to make “younger generations” feel “it’s really important for them to have it”. The Duke of Cambridge also spoke of the dangers of “rumours and misinformation” on social media about the vaccination. Prince William and Kate spoke to two Continue Reading