Far-right groups move to messaging apps as tech companies crack down on extremist social media

Right-wing extremists called for open revolt against the U.S. government for months on social media following…

Does ‘deplatforming’ work to curb hate speech and calls for violence? 3 experts in online communications weigh in

In the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Twitter permanently suspended…

That time private US media companies stepped in to silence the falsehoods and incitements of a major public figure … in 1938

In speeches filled with hatred and falsehoods, a public figure attacks his enemies and calls for…

How can America heal from the Trump era? Lessons from Germany’s transformation into a prosperous democracy after Nazi rule

Comparisons between the United States under Trump and Germany during the Hitler era are once again…

I’m an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there – but UFO sightings aren’t persuasive

If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in…

How to fight Holocaust denial in social media – with the evidence of what really happened

One in four American millennials believe the Holocaust was exaggerated or entirely made up, according to…

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” –…

An AI tool can distinguish between a conspiracy theory and a true conspiracy – it comes down to how easily the story falls apart

The audio on the otherwise shaky body camera footage is unusually clear. As police officers search…

5 types of misinformation to watch out for while ballots are being counted – and after

With no clear winner yet in the presidential election, there’s an opportunity for partisan activists, conspiracy…

5 reasons not to underestimate far-right extremists

Far-right extremists have been in the news, with an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor and…