Fake News

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Egypt's ridiculous licensing law for online media

In Egypt, Internet media outlets must apply for licenses or face being banned and blocked.

Facebook reveals security flaw which allowed attackers to hijack user accounts

Facebook revealed a “security issue” in which a flaw allowed hackers to take over approximately 50 million accounts.

We keep falling for fake social media profiles

Almost every online deception, fraud and scam – even propaganda and misinformation campaigns – begins with a fake social media profile. How do fakers get real people to agree to be friends?

Tanzania is about to outlaw fact checking

Tanzania's government wants to make fact checking illegal.

How to detect a deepfake video

A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities as the 2018 midterm election campaigns heat up. Called “deepfakes” after the pseudonymous online account that popularized the technique – which may have chosen its name because the process uses a technical method called “deep learning” – these fake videos

Weaponized information seeks a new target on the Internet

The Russian attacks on the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the country’s continuing election-related hacking have happened across all three dimensions of cyberspace – physical, informational and cognitive. The first two are well-known: For years, hackers have exploited hardware and software flaws to gain unauthorized access to computers and

We need to stop using the term "fake news"

During a recent press conference in the UK, Donald Trump shut down a reporter from the news network he loves to hate. “CNN is fake news – I don’t take questions from CNN,” he said, moving swiftly on to a reporter from Fox News. It’s easy to think that