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Instagram hides ‘false’ content, unless it’s from a politician

byLisa VaasFacebook is expanding its efforts to muffle misinformation on Instagram, which it owns.In 2018, two reports prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee found that when it came to Russia’s misinformation campaign in the 2016 US presidential election, Instagram was where the real action was: researchers counted more Instagram reactions to f
Publish At:2019-12-19 12:37 | Read:427 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Instagram Social networks fact checking f

A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we announced the launch of Malwarebytes 4.0, tackled data privacy legislation, and explored some of the ways robocalls come gunning for your data and your money. We also laid out the steps involved in popular vendor email compromise attacks. Other cybersecurity news Bug bounty bonanza: Rockstar Games open up their bounty prog
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:607 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis cyber facebook fake news hacking Mob

Exploring the Online Economy that Fuels Fake News

By Lion Gu, Vladimir Kropotov, and Fyodor Yarochkin (Senior Threat Researchers) “Fake news” was relatively unheard of last year—until the U.S. election campaign period started, during which an explosion of misinformation campaigns trended. But despite its seemingly rampant spread, fake news is just one facet of public opinion manipulation and cyber propagand
Publish At:2017-06-13 14:05 | Read:4062 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Social cyber propaganda fake news Public Opinion M

Steer clear of this latest fake iPhone discount news

More than a week after the FBI has decided to drop that case against Apple, it appears that the controversy surrounding all of this continues to keep us riveted to the news. Usually, people go to their favourite online publications; what shady actors behind equally shady news sites do, though, are the opposite. Users with UK IP addresses shouldn’t be s
Publish At:2016-04-06 03:15 | Read:3235 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering Apple fake fake news gamificat

More Fake iPhone Discount News Sites Spotted

We thought we’ve seen the last of the iPhone 6-type scams in 2015. Nothing can be further from the truth. Recently, a fake news piece sporting the all-too-familiar design supposedly belonging to the BBC News is making rounds online, spreading the false word that Apple is now reducing their inventory—specifically, by selling scores of iPhone 6S units for £1 a
Publish At:2016-03-17 10:55 | Read:4408 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security fake iphone fake news gamification iPhone

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