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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
During an event Facebook billed as “a presentation about our work to prevent the spread of false news”, News Feed head defended keeping InfoWars on the platform   —  Facebook says it knows the truth is messy; what it doesn't know is how to clean up all the fake news it is helping to spread.
Jul 12, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
All tech platforms, big or small, have the responsibility to stop their sites from becoming a battleground in the toxic political and cultural information war   —  Platforms both big and small have both the ability and responsibility to stop their sites from becoming a battleground in the information war.
Jun 26, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How comment hosting service Disqus, which gets ~2B unique visitors/month and supports anonymous comments, is losing its battle against trolls and hate speech   —  The commenting giant Disqus has said repeatedly that it doesn't allow hate speech.  But its platform is overrun with trolls, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis.
Jun 5, 2018, 8:55 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Investigation shows buying fake Facebook accounts is easy and affordable; one seller says there are always thousands in stock as marketplaces thrive   —  Thirty minutes and a little bitcoin can buy you an army of believable Facebook users.  —  Audrey Mitchell is a 23-year-old New York City transplant from London.
May 16, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Smoothness of Google's AI-based demonstrations at I/O and “Make Google Do It” campaign mask the reality: users will need to give up more information and agency   —  In the middle of its Tuesday morning I/O presentation, Google played an audio recording of what was essentially an AI-powered crank call.
May 9, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some YouTube thumbnails depicted bestiality, now pulled; YouTube says monitoring tech missed because bestiality thumbnails may lack signals of typical porn   —  There is bestiality on YouTube, and it's surprisingly easy to find.  It's also surprisingly prevalent, but not in videos …
Apr 24, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of ~87K articles about Facebook from USA Today, NYT, Guardian, and BuzzFeed from 2006-2018 shows coverage turned mostly negative after 2016 election   —  Mark Zuckerberg waits for a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee, April 10, 2018.
Apr 18, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Many news reports blaming Russian Twitter bots, some of which are not Russian and others not bots, are based on a single source and are likely overblown   —  “I'm not convinced on this bot thing,” said one of the men behind the Russian bot thing.  —  By now you know the drill …
Mar 1, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Twitter is investigating how cryptocurrency scammers changed handles on verified accounts and kept verified badges to trick users into giving away funds   —  This is the Twitter account for Tron Foundation, the organization behind a cryptocurrency that has a current valuation of $2.8 billion.
Feb 23, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Google, YouTube, and Facebook don't find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading content   —  In the first hours after last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas, my colleague Ryan Broderick noticed something peculiar …
Feb 22, 2018, 8:10 PMIn context

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