Falsehoods were rampant after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting despite the firm’s promise to improve its algorithm. And lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated and vocal about disinformation on social media.

  • Feb 22, 2018

David Hogg said he bears no grudge against the social media companies that surfaced and circulated false allegations that he was a “crisis actor.”

  • Feb 22, 2018

The Parkland falsehoods underscore how efforts to quell the spread of such online conspiracies remain incomplete on platforms that derive profits by attracting eyeballs en masse.

  • Feb 21, 2018

A group of high school students from last week's Florida school shooting are attempting to do what few gun control activists have done before.

  • Feb 20, 2018

Russians in St. Petersburg passed English-language tests and studied U.S. politics to target what they called the ‘crap country.’

  • Feb 17, 2018

That’s up to the Trump administration, Congress and technology companies. So far, the answers are elusive.

  • Feb 16, 2018

The use of links to popular news sources bolstered the credibility of Russian-backed accounts, researchers say.

  • Feb 15, 2018

Social media companies continued to face pressure over exploitation of their platforms, as lawmakers on Wednesday chastised Facebook and Twitter for failing to explain the role pro-Russian accounts played in a large online campaign to release a classified memo related to the Russia investigation.

  • Jan 31, 2018

The maker of a popular fitness app inadvertently highlighted government facilities throughout the world by revealing the movements of millions of users.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Fresh evidence Monday showed how data published by the company Strava can be used to identify individual soldiers in war zones by name and home town.

  • Jan 29, 2018
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