Social media rewards performance over actual politics, and hinders productive and nuanced policy discourse.
"Pakistan is just considered only to be useful in the context of somehow settling this mess which has been left behind [by US] after 20 years of trying to find a military solution when there was not one," says Pakistani PM.
It's said that lies travel faster than the truth, and as Turkey battled forest fires, Twitter became a hub of misinformation.
The move is a retaliation to a coordinated set of sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union, Britain and Canada against Beijing over what the countries call human rights violations against the Uighurs.
Big Tech and governments missed the boat on social media and disinformation - it can't afford the same mistake with deepfake video technology.
The US is mired in a period of fitna — a term used in the Islamic tradition to describe eras of socio-political tumult. It began before Trump took office. And it will outlive him.
YouTube announces decision to remove newly uploaded content claiming election fraud in the US as enough states have certified their results to determine Joe Biden as the winner.
While Covid-19 misinformation is as rampant as the virus, some countries have their own distinct disinformation ecosystems.
The big three US broadcast networks all cut away from US President Donald Trump as claimed that the presidential election was being stolen from him without offering any evidence.
The move raises questions on free speech and corporate power in the digital age.
From chemical attacks to false accusations of ‘terrorism’ launched against the Syrian opposition, Russian officials and disinformation campaigns have created an alternate reality.
In an analysis of how the spread of misinformation affects the spread of disease, scientists at Britain's East Anglia University (UEA) said any successful efforts to stop people sharing fake news could help save lives.
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