Sweden has created a new government agency dedicated to fighting disinformation, particularly from foreign governments such as Russia, China and Iran. The Swedish Psychological Defense Agency, based in Karlsbad and with an office in Solna, will be headed by director general Henrik Landerholm, a former ambassador, and will have 45 staff. It will work withContinue reading “Sweden Launches Psychological Defense Agency To Counter Disinformation”
Brooklyn 99 actor Terry Crews is receiving intense criticism for “cosplaying as a poor person” in an Amazon union busting propaganda advertisement on TikTok that encourages people people to come work for the online retailer’s distribution centers.
Facebook, Alphabet unit Google and other tech giants will have to commit to curb the monetisation of disinformation through advertisement placements under the European Commission’s beefed up code of practice against fake news. Facebook, Alphabet unit Google and other tech giants will have to commit to curb the monetisation of disinformation through advertisement placements underContinue reading “Tech giants told to stop making money from disinformation in EU fake news fight”
TikTok users are warning their followers about a disturbing new TikTok trend. According to users, a group of men have declared April 24 a “national day” for carrying out rape and sexual assault. It’s not clear where the trend originated or exactly who is responsible for beginning it. But in recent days, multiple TikTok usersContinue reading “The Disturbing April 24 TikTok Trend Explained—and How to Report Videos”
Armed Myanmar soldiers and police are using TikTok to deliver death threats to protesters against last month’s coup, researchers said, prompting the Chinese video-sharing app to announce it was removing content that incites violence. Digital rights group Myanmar ICT for Development (MIDO) said it had found over 800 pro-military videos that menaced protesters at aContinue reading “‘I will shoot whoever I see’: Myanmar soldiers use TikTok to threaten protesters”