Most people are sensible
UK's national academy of sciences, The Royal Society has published a report on what it calls the "online information environment," challenging some key assumptions behind the movement to de-platform conspiracy theorists spreading hoax info on topics like climate change, 5G, and the coronavirus. The Royal Society said that while online misinformation is rampant, its influence may be exaggerated, at least in the UK.
Sorry politicians, your words do not have to be published.
It turns out that forcing social networking to print politician’s lies and fake news is suppressing free speech.
Wanted to get at Google
Facebook hired a public relations firm last year that wrote fake news critical of Google and conspiracy theories which claimed that George Soros was behind a growing anti-Facebook movement.
Fanboys will believe anything
Apple’s AI has been encouraging its fanboys to believe debunked conspiracy theories and fake news.
Publish our fake news or face the consequences
A spat has broken out between the search engine Google and the Russian government over Tsar Putin’s right to flood Google News with fake news.
Can even tell if it is a doctored video
While a third of US people wait for President Trump to tell them what news is fake, a team of boffins at the University of Washington has used artificial intelligence to work it out.
Looks like it needs a bit of work
Search engine Google’s attempts to filter out fake news have cocked-up badly as its health section has fast filled with adverts for pills designed to, er, stiffen your resolve.
More than 30,000 fake accounts linked to the French election
Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.
Rant: Keeping the press tame
Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple claims that it is working to defeat all that nasty fake news that is out there, but there is a very real possibility that it will use the system to censor any media organisations which are not card carrying members of the Tame Apple Press.