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Facebook and the coronavirus misinformation epidemic

Apr 30, 2020 - 6:54 PM

Facebook has been announcing ways to combat misinformation but a recent report has found that there remains a lot of work to be done

YouTube steering viewers to climate denial videos – nonprofit

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:55 PM

YouTube says it downplays 'borderline' video content while spotlighting authoritative sources and displaying information boxes on searches related to climate change and other topics

YOUTUBE. This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows YouTube logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Facebook hit by 'tsunami' of bogus political news – NGO

Nov 07, 2019 - 11:10 AM

An analysis of the top bogus news stories about US politics on Facebook in the past 10 months show that politically tinged false news got more than 158 million views – enough to reach every US voter at least once

The week in photos: March 10-16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A wounded Syrian man waits for treatment at a makeshift clinic during Syrian government air strikes on Zamalka, in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus on March 13, 2018. More than 1,180 civilians have been killed since regime forces on February 18 launched an air and ground assault on the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says. Eastern Ghouta's 400,000 residents have been living under government siege since 2013, facing severe food and medecine shortages even before the latest assault. / AFP PHOTO / AMER ALMOHIBANY

'No planet B': Global rallies push for climate deal

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:15 AM

At least 683 000 hit the streets in 2 300 events across 175 countries says co organizer Avaaz

More than 500k sign online climate petition with PH

Nov 18, 2013 - 10:12 PM

The petition is initiated by Philippine Climate Commissioner Yeb Saño to ratchet up pollution controls and help poorer communities with funding