Stories about Disinformation

12 December 2018

Serbian internet users ridicule disinformation broadcast by pro-government media

Local media misinformed the public about the scale and scope of the protest, sparking a cascade of online criticism.

11 December 2018

Singapore government threatens critics and independent media with defamation claims

"How can a prime minister be offended by someone sharing a Facebook post?"

3 December 2018

Macedonia's former ruling party organized a trolling apparatus for spreading hate speech, threats

A former Macedonian government official revealed that the former ruling party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".

30 November 2018

Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan

A significant volume of disinformation on Taiwan social media networks may be coming from “content farms” with China's Communist Party.

2 November 2018

Lynch mobs in India, fake news in Brazil — when disinformation goes viral, should Facebook take action?

Facebook may still not know its power when it comes to disinformation.

1 November 2018

Netizen Report: How WhatsApp (and $3 million) helped carry Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro to victory

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

13 October 2018

Will fake news carry Brazil's favored far-right candidate to victory?

Facebook and WhatsApp have seen a flurry of false and misleading posts promoting Jair Bolsonaro, who is likely to be Brazil's next president.

18 September 2018

Arrested for fact-checking: Kazakh court fines Ukrainian journalist after police break up media workshop

The incident highlights the authorities' aversion to discussions of Ukraine in Kazakhstan.

31 August 2018

‘Fake news’ is in the eye of the beholder: China is centralizing efforts to stop online ‘rumors’

In July 2018, Chinese state internet regulators received 6.7 million reports of illegal and false information.

Netizen Report: It’s not just Myanmar — ethnic hate speech runs rampant on social media in Cameroon, India

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.