Latest Misinformation News

France accuses Russia of a disinformation campaign in a key election year

Feb. 12, 2024 19:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France condemned “hostile” disinformation maneuvers after the country's authorities on Monday accused Russia of operating a long-running online manipulation campaign against Ukraine’s Western backers, in the lead up to the second anniversary of Moscow’s military invasion of...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 09, 2024 10:29 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Posts misrepresent the status of a...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 07, 2024 07:23 AM EST

Cullman Times. February 1, 2024. Editorial: Testing your news literacy This past week wrapped up annual National News Literacy Week with an opportunity to test your awareness of what’s news and what isn’t — so if keeping up with the news were a quiz, how well do...

How Taiwan beat back disinformation and preserved the integrity of its election

Jan. 29, 2024 07:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rumors about vote fraud started swirling as the ballots in Taiwan’s closely watched presidential election were tallied on Jan. 13. There were baseless claims that people had fabricated votes and that officials had miscounted and skewed the results. In a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 26, 2024 13:04 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Delay of Trump defamation trial due to illness, not...

AI-generated robocall impersonates Biden in an apparent attempt to suppress votes in New Hampshire

Jan. 22, 2024 23:32 PM EST

The New Hampshire attorney general's office on Monday said it was investigating reports of an apparent robocall that used artificial intelligence to mimic President Joe Biden's voice and discourage voters in the state from coming to the polls during Tuesday's primary election. ...

Online rumors partially to blame for drop in water pressure in Mississippi capital, manager says

Jan. 19, 2024 17:17 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies are investigating whether social media rumors about a potential water outage prompted people to quickly fill bathtubs with tap water in Mississippi's capital during a cold snap and cause a drop in pressure that temporarily made faucets run dry for...

Minnesota election officials express confidence about security on eve of Super Tuesday early voting

Jan. 18, 2024 14:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Early voting in Minnesota's Super Tuesday presidential primary begins Friday, and the state's chief elections officer says his office is prepared to face the challenges of disinformation, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and physical threats and intimidation against...

At Davos, conflict, climate change and AI get top billing as leaders converge for elite meeting

Jan. 15, 2024 09:37 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Earth is heating up, as is conflict in the Middle East. The world economy and Ukraine's defense against Russia are sputtering along. Artificial intelligence could upend all our lives. The to-do list of global priorities has grown for this year’s...

Iran sentences imprisoned Nobel laureate Narges Mohammadi to an additional prison term

Jan. 15, 2024 06:25 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Iran has slapped imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi with an additional sentence of 15 months for allegedly spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic, her family said Monday. According to a post on Instagram...