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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing a protective suit enters a hall during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities declared a war on "fake news" related to the new coronavirus. The crusade was triggered by what looked like a real disinformation campaign, but as the outbreak in Russia picked up speed and criticism of the Kremlin's "it is under control" stance mounted, the authorities cracked down on social media users doubting the official numbers and news outlets questioning the government's response to the epidemic. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
April 01, 2020 - 1:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country from the coronavirus. Solovei told radio station Echo Moskvy at least 1,600 people might have...
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A woman with her child wear medical masks walk inside the Komsomolskaya Metro (subway) station in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Authorities in Russia are taking vast measures to prevent the spread of the disease in the country. The measures include closing the border for all foreigners, shutting down schools for three weeks, sweeping testing and urging people to stay home. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 19, 2020 - 12:51 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian state media and news outlets supporting President Vladimir Putin are waging a fake news campaign aimed at undermining public confidence in the ability of European health care systems to cope with the coronavirus, according to a European Union analysis. The report, seen by...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 photo Jo Goode, city hall reporter for The Herald News of Fall River, Mass., stands for a photo, in Fall River. Goode, who had reported extensively on the Fall River mayor's indictment on federal extortion charges, didn't expect that in 2018 the mayor would create an anonymous website, with her name as the address, featuring an endless loop of a video clip of President Donald Trump saying "You are fake news!" (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 15, 2020 - 2:48 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When a Republican running for Congress in the Chicago suburbs tweeted that her Democratic opponent's town hall events were invite-only, they debunked it. When Illinois' Democratic governor said a pension change would save the state as much as $25 billion, they rated that...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook said Monday Jan. 6, 2020 that it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 07, 2020 - 3:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes. The social network said late Monday that it's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Craig Newmark attend the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit red carpet at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. A nonprofit that combats disinformation campaigns says it hopes to reach thousands of U.S. journalists for training in the next few months with the help of a $1.5 million donation from Craigslist founder Newmark. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
October 24, 2019 - 3:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit that tries to stop disinformation campaigns in the media says it hopes a donation by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark can help train thousands of journalists. Newmark's $1.5 million donation to the nonprofit group First Draft was announced Thursday. First Draft's Claire...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, a man browses through the Twitter account of Alt News, a fact-checking website. A new survey says half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. A majority also believe journalists have the responsibility for fixing it. Differences in political affiliation are a major factor in how people...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it has shut down some Italian accounts that were phony and pages that were spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections. The social network said Sunday, May 12, 2019 it “removed a number of fake and duplicate accounts that were violating our authenticity polices, as well as multiple pages for name change.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 13, 2019 - 10:02 am
ROME (AP) — Facebook shut down phony Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting opposition lawmakers to call Monday for tougher laws to curb online misinformation. "We have removed a number of fake and duplicate accounts that were...
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May 02, 2019 - 6:46 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rising tide of fake news and disinformation is dominating World Press Freedom Day discussions taking place this week in Ethiopia, which is hosting the event after freeing jailed journalists as part of sweeping reforms. As the world prepares to mark the day on Friday,...
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April 23, 2019 - 7:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is praising Facebook, Google and Twitter for tackling disinformation while urging the social media giants to do more in clamping down on fake accounts. Under an EU code of conduct, the three companies report routinely on their efforts to stop election interference...
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