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    Chinese Agents Helped Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in U.S., Officials Say

    American officials were alarmed by fake text messages and social media posts that said President Trump...

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    Bill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing Target

    The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and...

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    How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

    A conspiracy theory linking the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless technology has spurred more...

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    Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On’ as Traffic Soars in Pandemic

    The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from...

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    As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets

    Tracking entire populations to combat the pandemic now could open the doors to more invasive forms...

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    Surge of Virus Misinformation Stumps Facebook and Twitter

    Secret labs. Magic cures. Government plots. Despite efforts by social media companies to stop it, false...

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    J.K. Rowling Criticized After Tweeting Support for Anti-Transgender Researcher

    Ms. Rowling expressed support for a researcher whose views on transgender people were condemned by a...

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    E-Cigarette Posts on Instagram Struck Down by U.K. Watchdog

    Four companies marketing e-cigarettes broke rules barring online promotions, a British advertising regulator said.

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    Soccer Broadcast Pulled After Arsenal Star Criticized China as Anti-Muslim

    A state-run television network pre-empted an English Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal after...

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    In U.K. Vote, Online Disinformation Is the New Normal

    Foreign meddling was once the most feared source of online deception before critical elections. Now, some...

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    A Sick U.K. Boy’s Story Was True. But False Posts Followed.

    An accurate story about an overcrowded hospital quickly became an election issue in Britain. Then came...

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    Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn

    The job pays up to 50,000 pounds a year (about $67,000), with weekends off and free...

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to Brazil’s President About Amazon Fires

    The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him...

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    Five Places to Visit in Washington, D.C. With a Black Digital Storyteller

    Lanae Spruce made a name for herself as a social media specialist at the Smithsonian’s African...

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    TikTok’s Chief Is on a Mission to Prove It’s Not a Menace

    Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington’s fears....

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    TikTok Reverses Ban on Teen Who Slammed China’s Muslim Crackdown

    The video app said it would review its policies after a 17-year-old in New Jersey who...

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    TikTok Blocks Teen Who Posted About China’s Detention Camps

    The app faced renewed questions about whether it censors material after it removed an American’s video...

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    Koalas Aren’t Extinct, but Their Future Is in Danger, Experts Say

    Claims that koalas were “functionally extinct” spread widely online as fires raged in Australia. But some...

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    100 Protest Leaders Arrested, Iran Says, as U.S. Penalizes a Top Official

    After a week of unrest over fuel prices and an internet blackout, the authorities said the...

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    U.K. Conservative Party Scolded for Rebranding Twitter Account

    The temporary name change, to ‘factcheckUK,’ was an effort to “mislead people” during an election debate...

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    First Comes Snapchat, Then the Bachelor and Spinster Ball

    In the cities, technology has transformed social life. But in Australia’s vast rural areas, finding a...

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    ‘If Those Were Pictures of You, You Would Understand’

    Two sisters talk candidly about their lives after being sexually abused as children. It has been...

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    Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence

    Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the...

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    Why Barbie, a Blimp and a Wienermobile Are Posting on Airbnb

    The home-sharing platform has offered several novelty lodging opportunities lately, like a stay in Barbie’s mansion...

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    Facebook Finds New Disinformation Campaigns and Braces for 2020 Torrent

    The company also announced several new steps to reduce the spread of false information, including an...

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    Threats and Abuse Prompt Female Lawmakers to Leave U.K. Parliament

    Eighteen female members of Parliament are not seeking re-election. Many say a barrage of abuse, online...

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    On ‘Island’ in Russian Arctic, Arrival of Fast Internet Shakes Political Calm

    Residents of Norilsk long felt isolated from their country’s turbulence. Then a mining company strung a...

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    Cruise Line Bans Woman Who Climbed on Balcony Railing for Selfie

    The episode is emblematic of the selfie culture in which some people have died trying to...

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    Norwegian Cruise Ship Passengers Live-Tweet a Mutiny

    Faced with broken toilets, canceled shore visits and a lack of information, travelers on the Norwegian...

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    The German YouTuber Emerging as the Voice of a Generation

    Like Greta Thunberg, Rezo, a German YouTuber, is symbolic of a younger generation finding ways to...