Former White House's chief strategist for Donald Trump Administration Steve Bannon

Ad tech watchdog petitions 8 companies to stop advertising on Steve Bannon’s ‘War Room’

'We will no longer be advertising on this network which does not reflect our values.'

On Sep 22, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Salisbury Train Station on Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee tour of the United Kingdom

Crypto scammers, K-Pop stans all tried to capitalize on the Queen’s death

Many accounts were posing as major news organizations such as the BBC, CNN, and Sky News.

On Sep 8, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Mark Zuckerberg on blue background

Meta wants to stop removing COVID-19 misinformation from its platform

It is petitioning its Oversight Board as to whether it should soften its COVID-19 content restrictions.

On Jul 26, 2022 by David Covucci

OneOK Gas plant fire

Conspiracy theorists believe natural gas plants are being destroyed to keep fuel prices high

One of the facilities doesn't even produce natural gas.

On Jul 19, 2022 by Claire Goforth

tiktoks showing people reacting to amber heard trial

After Depp-Heard trial, creators try to keep up the momentum

The next celebrity case should not be treated the same as the Depp-Heard trial. But it already is.

On Jun 30, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

Kyle Rittenhouse talking on jean blue/gray background

‘They believe nearly anything’: Satirical news site keeps duping Kyle Rittenhouse fans with updates about his ‘lawsuit’ against ‘The View’

This is at least the third time they've been duped by a satirical site.

On May 26, 2022 by Claire Goforth

Nina Jankowicz

Nina Jankowicz, DHS disinformation head, resigns

She's been a frequent right-wing target.

On May 18, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Woman moving hands spiritually (l) woman closed eyes hands moving spiritually caption 'Parasite Removal 93.9hz 7.83hz Here is another parasite killing frequency '93.9hz plus 7.83hz' (c) woman posing hands spiritually (r)

‘Medical intuitives’ on Tiktok are claiming that ‘healing frequencies’ can cure people from parasites

TikTok hashtags related to 'medical intuitives' have nearly 250 million views.

On May 13, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

blond woman wearing earrings (l) pile of cocaine (r)

‘It is obscene what the internet can make people believe’: Cocaine Gate hits Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial

‘This trial is pissing me off fr, I’m sick of it.’

On May 9, 2022 by Grace Stanley

screenshots of deepfake videos

Researchers say new deepfake detection tool is 99% accurate

Researchers say the new method they've developed is highly accurate.

On May 4, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Joe Biden (l) Nina Jankowicz (r)

Old tweets from Biden’s new disinformation czar get flagged by conservatives for pushing disinfo

It involves Hunter Biden's laptop.

On Apr 28, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Barack Obama speaking at podium with microphone stands on either side of him

Obama calls for Section 230 to be reformed in speech on dangers of misinformation

'So much of the conversation around disinformation is focused on what people post. The bigger issue is what content these platforms promote.'

On Apr 22, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

compilation of oscar reaction faces

These viral Oscars reaction images didn’t actually happen during the Will Smith-Chris Rock slap

Nicole Kidman and other celebrities did not actually react to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock like this.

On Mar 28, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly

Morocco 's King Mohammed VI in front of Moroccan flag with glitched background

How digital misinformation became an essential tool of control in Morocco

The country weaponized fake claims and helped them explode online.

On Mar 23, 2022 by Najwa Jamal

wounded pregnant woman leaving ruined building

Twitter deletes tweets from Russia saying pregnant women hit in bombing were crisis actors

The embassy claimed the bombing was staged.

On Mar 10, 2022 by Claire Goforth