misinformation

The European Commission launches an investigation against X on suspicion of violating the bloc’s rules

The European Commission launches an investigation against X on suspicion of violating the requirements of the Digital Services Act (DSA), writes Reuters. European law requires major online platforms and search engines to combat illegal content and risks to public safety. Another requirement is to protect services from manipulative technologies. This ... Read more

Elon Musk’s initiatives have influenced disinformation research on the X platform

As a result of Elon Musk’s initiatives to restrict access to the X platform, more than 100 studies on the social network have been canceled, suspended, or changed, writes Reuters. We are talking about the restrictions imposed on critical methods for collecting data on X. They have made it impossible ... Read more

Elon Musk says he wants to improve accuracy in posts on the X platform

Posts on social network X that are corrected with the help of the crowdsourced fact-checking service Community Notes will lose their right to a share of the revenue. This was announced by Elon Musk, writes TechCrunch. “The idea is to maximize the incentive for accuracy over sensationalism,” the billionaire explained. ... Read more

Elon Musk announced two levels of premium subscriptions to X, their cost is still unknown

Elon Musk has announced his intention to soon launch two levels of premium subscriptions on the X platform, reports TechCrunch. According to the billionaire, one of the announced subscriptions will be cheaper than the existing paid plan worth $8 per month. At the same time, the amount of advertising in ... Read more

EU warns Elon Musk over fake news on X platform after Hamas attack on Israel

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Thierry Breton warned Elon Musk about the spread of disinformation on Platform X after the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel, writes Engadget. The European official sent the billionaire an urgent letter, in which he emphasized this issue and reminded him of his obligations under the ... Read more

EU warns Elon Musk after Platform X proves to be a leader in disinformation

The EU has warned Elon Musk about the need to comply with new laws on fake news and Russian propaganda after Platform X turned out to be the leader in terms of disinformation among all major social networks, writes The Guardian. The high level of disinformation on the platform was ... Read more

Google is stepping up its fight against disinformation in Europe

After promising results in Eastern Europe, Google is launching a new campaign in Germany that aims to make people more resilient to the destructive effects of misinformation on the Internet. The tech giant plans to release a series of short videos highlighting techniques common to many misleading claims. The videos ... Read more

russia activated bots on social media platforms ahead of the US election

In August, after a year of silence on the social network platform Gab, a person under the nickname Nora Berka appeared. She retweeted several messages with sharply conservative political themes before resorting to an outpouring of anger. The posts mostly bashed President Biden and other Democrats, sometimes in obscene fashion. ... Read more