Thursday, September 23

Fake news

Covid 19, desinformación, Donald Trump, Facebook, Fake news, Noticias, noticias falsas, plataforma, publicaciones, Redes sociales, Salud, vacunas

Facebook: the most seen was a fake news about COVID-19 | Digital Trends Spanish

Many were struck by the fact that Facebook did not publish its traditional summary of the most viewed publications during the first quarter of this year. The most striking thing is that the company did do this, but with the posts of the second quarter of 2021. Nevertheless, The New York Times had access to this report that was not originally published by Facebook. The article reveals that the post with the most viewed link on the platform was a Chicago Tribune news item, which linked the death of a doctor in Florida to the COVID-19 vaccine. Later, the autopsy ended up showing that the professional's death was not related to the vaccine, so the newspaper had to update the news to change the information it had provided. Following The New York Times article, Facebook has published the rep...
Covid 19, desinformación, Fake news, Noticias, noticias falsas, pandemia, Redes sociales, Twitter

New tools on Twitter to curb misinformation | Digital Trends Spanish

Twitter wants to take a more informed stance against fake news, especially when it relates to sensitive topics like the pandemic and elections. For this reason, it has now begun to test a new system to report tweets that share disinformation about these areas. From now on, users will have more resources to report misleading content. It is a test that, initially, will be focused on the United States, South Korea and Australia. Of course, this option could be extended if it works well. Those who can access this test will find the option "report tweet" in the application menu. There a tab will be displayed where you can indicate if the tweet is misleading, also choose what category it is: health, politics or "something else". In the health option, it will be possible to explain if the p...
Covid 19, Facebook, Fake news, Noticias, noticias falsas, Redes sociales

COVID-19: Facebook Encourages Misinformation, Study Finds | Digital Trends Spanish

Almost 500 million visits attracted false information about the COVID-19 pandemic on Facebook during April 2020. This is how the Avaaz civil organization through a report whose results were disclosed by media such as The Guardian. While the executives of the social network "promised responsibility, their algorithm appears to have driven traffic to a network of sites that share dangerous fake news," the newspaper noted. The big problem is that a single false news story can lead to up to 800 fatal cases of a new coronavirus infection, according to research by the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh published by The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. "The pages of the top 10 sites that spread inaccurate data and conspiracy theo...
Borró video, Censura, coronavirus, Covid 19, Donald Trump, Facebook, Fake news, Noticias, Redes sociales

Facebook deleted video posted by Donald Trump | Digital Trends Spanish

Facebook first deleted a video related to false information about the coronavirus from Donald Trump's account on his platform. The President of the United States uploaded a Fox News publication saying that the children were almost immune to COVID-19. "This video includes false claims that a group of people are immune to COVID-19, which is a violation of our policies on harmful COVID misinformation," said Andy Stone, Facebook policy spokesman. A link to the publication now you are diverted to a page that says: "This content is not available at this time." In June Facebook had already deleted a post by Donald Trump, but this time it was a Nazi symbol that was used to mark prisoners in World War II. Getty Images / Digital Trends Graphic Instagram posts favored Trump over...