Facebook, Twitter and more crack down on violent rhetoric, election misinformation

Social media companies are now in the business of trying to swat down misinformation, as is clear from the 2020 election.
Since Election Day, Twitter has put about a third of President Donald Trump’s tweets behind a fact-check label.
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WhatsApp's privacy features make it a hotbed for COVID-19 hoaxes

Mar 23, 2020
The app is impossible to search for conspiracy theories in order to stop their spread.
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Coronavirus: Can artificial intelligence be smart enough to detect fake news?

Feb 12, 2020
Misinformation has been spreading online, in some places seemingly faster than the disease itself.
Matrix style graphics are seen on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

CFL faux pas from an ecological intelligence expert

Jul 7, 2009
I just enjoyed the first 45 minutes of a Minnesota Public Radio call-in show. Daniel Goleman is touting his book, "Ecological Intelligence: How...

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