How False Antifa Protest Rumors Spread

In recent weeks, as demonstrations against racism spread across the country, residents in at least 41 U.S. cities and towns became alarmed by rumors that the loose collective of anti-fascist activists known as antifa was headed to their area, according to an analysis by The New Y..

Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

Several weeks ago, as protests erupted across the nation in response to the police killing of George Floyd, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a long and heartfelt post on his Facebook page, denouncing racial bias and proclaiming that “black lives matter.” Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief exe..

Misinformation About George Floyd Protests Surges on Social Media

On Twitter and Facebook, hundreds of posts are circulating saying that George Floyd is not actually dead.
Conspiracy theorists are baselessly arguing that George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, is funding the spreading protests against police brutality.
And ..

How the ‘Plandemic’ Movie and Its Falsehoods Spread Widely Online

Conspiracy theories about the pandemic have gained more traction than mainstream online events. Here’s how.

‘Double Rainbow Guy’ Paul Vasquez Is Dead at 57

Paul Vasquez, whose ecstasy at the sight of a double rainbow brought joy to tens of millions of viewers on YouTube, died on Saturday in Mariposa County, Calif. He was 57.
His death, at a hospital, was confirmed by the Mariposa County coroner’s office to The Modesto Bee, a local n..

Let’s Clean Up the Toxic Internet

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Sometimes the online cesspool makes me want to scream my head off. Like right now.
Millions of people have watched an online video that recycled discredited health conspiracies into what ..

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