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Dominion Voting tells Facebook, Parler and other social media sites to preserve posts for lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems have asked Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Parler to preserve posts about the company, even if the material was already removed for spreading misinformation. The posts need to be kept “because they are relevant to Dominion’s defamation claims relating to false accusations that Dominion rigged the 2020 election,” […]

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Studies show bots might not be the dominant driver of COVID-19 misinformation on social media

The pandemic has given rise to social media accounts operated by malicious actors who aim to sow misinformation about COVID-19. As vaccination campaigns get underway, they threaten to stymie the push toward herd immunity around the world. Misinformation about masks and injections could contribute — and have contributed — to low adoption rates and increased […]

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Social media firms fail to act on Covid-19 fake news

Hundreds of posts spreading misinformation about Covid-19 are being left online, according to a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate. Some 649 posts were reported to Facebook and Twitter, including false cures, anti-vaccination propaganda and conspiracy theories around 5G. 90% remained visible online afterwards without any warnings attached, the report suggests. Facebook said […]

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AI Weekly: AI models illustrate the importance of continued social distancing

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on unabated in countries around the world, there’s a shared desire among those forced to shelter in place to see the extent to which social distancing is slowing the disease’s spread. It’s understandable — collateral damage from government-imposed business closures threatens to devastate entire industries. As of this week, 26 […]