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How Disinformation From a Russian AI Spam Farm Ended up on Top of Google Search ResultsHow-AI-Generated-Russian-Disinformation-About-Zelensky-Ended-Up-The-Top-On-Google.jpg

How Disinformation From a Russian AI Spam Farm Ended up on Top of Google Search Results

In the space of 24 hours, a piece of Russian disinformation about Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife buying a Bugatti car with American aid money traveled at warp speed across the internet. Though it originated from an unknown French website, it quickly became a trending topic on X and the top result on Google. On […]

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How Influencers and Algorithms Are Creating Bespoke Realities for Everyone

David: Key to these factions are influencers. How have they become so powerful? Renée: They have the followers. Even conspiracy theorist influencers have followings in the millions at this point. Mainstream media doesn’t necessarily get that kind of readership on a given article or viewers on a given piece of content. But the influencer is

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The Problem the US TikTok Crackdown and Kaspersky Ban Have in Common

On July 20, the United States Commerce Department will ban new sales of popular antivirus software made by Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs. The move comes just two months after US president Joe Biden signed a law that will effectively ban the social media app TikTok in the US if its Chinese parent company doesn’t sell it

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How the Biden Administration Is (Not Really) Handling Disinformation

Leah Feiger: It’s like, what a beautiful idea. Jon Favreau: And now when you only organize people online and they only meet online and the debates happen online and everything, you’re going to lose trust. And so, I do think that there’s going to be, and where I’ve seen this already a return to sort

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Trump–Biden Debate Conspiracies Have Already Flooded the Internet

The Republican online ecosystem has gone into overdrive ahead of the first US presidential debate. Lawmakers and influencers are pushing wild conspiracy theories about President Joe Biden, and instead of coming up with anything new, they are recycling tired old allegations that have already been debunked—including claims that Biden will be “jacked up” on performance-enhancing

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A Russian Propaganda Network Is Promoting an AI-Manipulated Biden Video

Among the prominent accounts sharing the video was Russian Market, which has 330,000 followers and is operated by the Swiss social media personality Vadim Loskutov, who is known for praising Russia and criticizing the West. The video was also shared by Tara Reade, who defected to Russia in 2023 in a bid for citizenship. Reade

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