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Tech

Tech

Fake News Facebook Filters Are Coming To Australia

3 min read

Facebook and Instagram will soon be warning Australian users of false news posts.

National

National

Photo Claiming To Show Climate Strike Rubbish Deleted From Facebook After Fake News Report

2 min read

Facebook has removed photos of a trashed park, falsely claiming to show rubbish left behind after Australian climate strike protests, after they were found to be from a totally different rally.

National

National

'Put The Fetus In The Bin' Chant Never Happened, Protesters Say

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Pro-choice advocates have slammed "lies being propagated" after anti-choice campaigners released a video claiming they chanted "put the fetus in the bin" at a rally in Sydney on Saturday.

World

World

How Fake News Could Be Creating Fake Memories

2 min read

Fake news is not just misinforming people, it's also causing them to create fake memories, a new study has found.

News

News

The Instagram Hoax Celebrities Are Falling For

2 min read

No, Instagram isn't about to steal your photos -- but someone should tell Rob Lowe, Usher and Adriana Lima, who are among the celebs to fall for an old social media hoax.

Crime

Crime

Trump Retweets Conspiracy Theories About Jeffrey Epstein And The Clintons

2 min read

US President Donald Trump has shared two posts about Jeffrey Epstein's death in jail, which allude to links to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Tech

Tech

Australia's 'World-First' Crackdown On Facebook And Google

5 min read

Social media giants could face huge tax and regulatory changes in Australia, with a major crackdown on fake news and disinformation also on the way.

World

World

Man Straps Fireworks To Drone, Attacks Neighbours -- But It Might Be A Hoax

1 min read

When people talk about the potential dangers of drone technology, this isn't usually what they have in mind.

Tech

Tech

'Deepfake' AI Tech Is The Real Fake News You Need To Fear

5 min read

A doctored video of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has exposed a frightening new technology that can bring photos to life and fool even the most sceptical news consumers.

Politics

Politics

Fake Tweet About Death Taxes Blasted As 'Dangerous Attack On Democracy'

4 min read

A Photoshopped tweet claiming the union movement supported 'death taxes' has been slammed as a "dangerous attack on democracy".

National

National

Shane Warne Denies Anti-Immigration Comments In Viral Far-Right Meme

1 min read

Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne has denied responsibility for anti-immigration comments attributed to him in a meme from a far-right Facebook page.

Politics

Politics

Facebook Australia Bans Foreign Political Ads As Fake News 'Weaponised' Ahead Of Election

5 min read

A new Australian fact-checking tool will be introduced on Facebook and election ads from overseas will be blocked, as the social media giant prepares for a fake news onslaught during the coming federal election.

Tech

Tech

AI Text Generator Backed By Elon Musk Can Write Seriously Believable Fake News

1 min read

An artificial intelligence research group, backed by Elon Musk, has created an algorithm that can generate a convincing news story using just a handful of starting words.

Tech

Tech

The World Of 'Deepfake' Videos Is Growing At A Scary Pace

3 min read

Fake news is set to get harder to stop with the rise of deepfake videos, where a person's face can almost perfectly be swapped with another.

Tech

Tech

WhatsApp Is Making Changes To Fight Fake News

1 min read

Facing increasing concern about the misuse of its platform, messaging program WhatsApp is taking a stand.