As social media companies promise to crack down on Russian propaganda about the war in Ukraine, studies show they are falling short, leading to millions of unproven narratives.
Facebook failed to label 80% of articles on its platform promoting a fast-spreading conspiracy theory that the US is funding the use of bioweapons In Ukraine, according to a study released Friday by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).
The non-profit disinformation research group studied a sample of posts shared between February 24 and March 14 that shared external articles containing unsubstantiated claims about bioweapons. It found that Facebook failed to label posts as “missing references” in 80% of cases that contained “partially false information” or “false information”.
“If our researchers can identify false information about Ukraine being openly circulated on its platform, it is within Meta’s competence,” said Imran Ahmed, chief executive of CCDH. “But we found that in the vast majority of cases, conspiracy theories are given a free pass.”
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North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorne His claim of being invited to an orgasm and seeing figures of Washington using cocaine will not face immediate disciplinary action.
Later meeting On Wednesday Cawthorne, Minority Leader of the House, Kevin McCarthytold reporters the comments were “unacceptable”.
“There could be a lot of different things,” McCarthy said of the possible outcomes.
“I just told him he lost my trust, he had to earn it back, and everything I found is indecent. And you can’t just say, ‘You can’t do it again.’ I mean, a lot of its members are very upset.”
Voting rights expert Sam Levine for The Guardian takes a look at the US Supreme Court’s interest in Wisconsin’s electoral maps, and how its intervention reflects the panel’s hostility to equal voting rights on a national level:
Even for experts who follow the US Supreme Court closely, there was something surprising about an emergency decision from judges on Wednesday.
In an unexpected move, the court decided to hand out new districts to the state legislature in Wisconsin, which was chosen by the state’s Supreme Court. But even more surprising was that the court’s conservative majority went out of its way to attack the Voting Rights Act, one of the most important civil rights laws ever enacted to prevent discrimination in US elections. “Extra Headspinning,” How redistribution specialist Michael Lee of the Brennan Center for Justice describes it. “Weird,” said election law expert Richard Hassan of the University of California, Irvine. David Wasserman, redistribution expert of the non-partisan Cook Political Report, tweeted that the Supreme Court had entered “Uncharted territory”,
The court’s ruling in the Wisconsin case was the latest in a series of decisions that have left no pretense of how aggressively it seeks to dilute Section 2 of the law’s most powerful provision, the Voting Rights Act (VRA). doing, which is racially illegal. Discriminatory voting practices. The court is not hiding its suspicions of the use of caste in redistribution, even though it is used to protect minority voters, and is making it harder for litigants to consider caste when district lines are redrawn. .
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