Stories tagged: "misinformation"

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Florida Latino Leaders Demand Spanish Media Stop Spreading Lies and Conspiracy Theories

The culprits of distributing this misinformation were right there on social media.

PR Medical Community Blasts Disinfo Protest: ‘We’ve Had Children as Young as Age 4 With Severe COVID’

The group, allegedly made up of doctors, mimicked the claims of similar European and Latin American movements. The president of the Puerto Rico College of Physicians and Surgeons urges people to abide by health directives.

Selena Gomez Is Taking on Misinformation. Big Tech Companies Can’t Ignore Her.

Inspired by Selena Gomez, UNICEF is removing ads on sites that spread misinformation.

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Her Daughter Showed Her How to Identify (and Stop Spreading) Misinformation Online

Puerto Rican Sonia Ayala did not know how to recognize conspiracy theories until her daughter pointed out the ulterior motives behind misleading online posts.

Don’t Believe Every Wild Internet Story. It’s Probably a Conspiracy Theory, Analysis Shows.

Latinos—specifically Spanish-speaking residents of South Florida—are now getting bombarded with political conspiracy theories via WhatsApp, Facebook, and radio.

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Trump Is Now Threatening to ‘Close Down’ Tech Giants After Twitter Fact-Checked Him

Trump threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering a day after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets.