Pinterest’s moderation doesn’t catch some abusive and false material

Pinterest has received kudos for moderation that relies on customizing search results to hide or counter material, but it appears to have its limits. OneZero has discovered numerous cases where Pinterest’s moderation didn’t catch some abusive or fals...

Facebook will prioritize original reporting in its News Feed

In an effort to prioritize original reporting, Facebook is updating the way it ranks news stories in its News Feed. Beginning today, Facebook will use AI to analyze groups of articles on a given topic and prioritize the ones cited most often as the o...

Twitter will fix its overly aggressive ‘5G corona’ fact-checking

Twitter knows its system for automatically fact-checking posts mentioning 5G and the coronavirus is more than a little overzealous, and it’s hoping to tone things down. The social network has promised to “improve” the precision of its labeling system...

The North Face pulls Facebook ads over hate and misinformation policies

Criticism of Facebook’s approaches to hate speech and misinformation may hit the social network where it hurts the most: its finances. CNN reports that clothing brand The North Face has become the most recognizable company yet to join an advocacy gro...

Joe Biden calls on Facebook to ‘promote real news, not fake news’

Joe Biden has a new warning for Facebook: clean up your misinformation and political ad policies before the election or the company will stay “on a crash course to let the same mistakes happen again” as did in 2016. Biden’s campaign shared an open le...

Twitter test asks you to open an article before you share it

Twitter is about to deal with one of the greatest threats to meaningful discussions on the internet: people who forward articles they haven’t even read. It’s starting an Android test that asks you if you’d like to open an article you’re about to retw...

EU wants Facebook, Twitter to report monthly on fight against fake news

The European Union wants tech giants to do more than they have to counter fake news for users on the continent. EU foreign policy lead Josep Borrell and European Commission values and transparency VP Vera Jourova have said Facebook, Google and Twitte...

Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts

Facebook has been verifying the identities of Page managers for a while in its quest to stamp out misinformation, but now it’s shifting that attention to individual accounts. The social network will now verify the identities of people behind profiles...