Twitter purged 70,000 QAnon accounts in three days

  • January 12, 2021
Twitter says it’s purged more than 70,000 accounts for spreading conspiracy theories associated with QAnon. The company first began cracking down on QAnon over the summer, but now says it ramped up its enforcement following last week’s riot at the US…

Facebook labeled 180 million posts for election misinformation

  • November 19, 2020
Facebook just offered its first look at the scale of its fight against election misinformation. In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, Facebook slapped warning labels on more than 180 million posts that shared misinformation. And it remove…

Donald Trump fires election cybersecurity director Christopher Krebs

  • November 18, 2020
Several days ago, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — a section of the Department of Homeland Security that, among other things, works on election security — issued a statement saying “The November 3rd election was the most secure…

Facebook could slow down sharing

  • November 6, 2020
Facebook could soon slow down users’ ability to share posts in an effort to curb the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories about the election, The New York Times reports. The changes “could be rolled out as soon as Thursday,” and would add…

YouTube cuts off fake 2020 election result live streams

  • November 4, 2020
While people across the country watch election night results come in from legitimate sources, some YouTube channels were trying to earn a buck off of their interest. Insider highlights several channels that kicked off fake result livestreams long bef…