Disinformation around immigration has become pervasive over the last decade. With increasing numbers of refugees displaced by war and climate emergencies, resilience demands that we reevaluate the value of lines on a map.
Citizen militias at the U.S.-Mexico border rely on social media to spread lies about immigrants and validate their belief—and desire—that violent policing equates justice.
From conspiracy theories, to trolls and bots, we're fighting a war of propaganda and misinformation. But there are steps you can take to combat it.
Public figures who traffic in lies claim they're practicing free speech, but what they're really doing is putting us all at risk. It’s time for social media giants like Twitter and Facebook to ban them.
And now they're poised to do it again. A journalist reflects on the dangerous disinformation of wartime reporting, and the threat of history repeating itself.
“Heartwarming” stories about selfless actions may seem to be intended to renew faith in human nature, but using emotional appeals to skew a factual conversation is a sign of disinformation and propaganda.
We appear to be living in the upside-down, where people are bots, facts are fiction, and our reality is governed by algorithms.