Facebook has been a busy little beaver this week. It’s just possible the social network, with 2.89 billion users, generated more headlines this week than Dave Chappelle’s extremely overly discussed three-week-old stand-up special. Here’s a bit of a round-up of some of the reason’s the social network made headlines thisContinue Reading

In a statement YouTube said, starting today it will remove content uploaded to its platform containing allegations that fraud or widespread errors altered the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. The video platform said content “that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome” of theContinue Reading

Twitter announced it plans to once again start taking applications for verification in 2021. While Twitter never really stopped handing out “blue ticks” the company discontinued the open application process in 2017 after being criticized for verifying Jason Kessler, an organizer of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. The company says they plan toContinue Reading

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing free public access to digitized materials, including a substantial archive of web pages in the Wayback Machine announced they will start adding a fact check banner to some pages in the archive. Relying on third party checking organizations including FactCheck.org, Check Your Fact, Lead Stories, Politifact, Washington Post Fact-Checker, APContinue Reading

As part of a storm of recent actions Facebook is taking to prepare for next week’s U.S. presidential election, the social giant has stopped recommending groups focused on political and social issues. This announcement, made during Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony, comes just one day after Zuckerberg expressed concern of elevated risk of disturbances inContinue Reading