Craig Silverman, Nieman Lab

Craig Silverman

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Craig:

In the Ukraine conflict, fake fact-checks are being used to spread disinformation

Researchers at Clemson University’s Media Forensics Hub and ProPublica identified more than a dozen videos that purport to debunk apparently nonexistent Ukrainian fakes. → Read More

Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here.

After BuzzFeed News reported on an internal document that examined the social network’s failings leading up to the Capitol riot, many of Facebook's employees were prevented from accessing it. → Read More

How Facebook Failed To Prevent Stop The Steal

An internal task force found that Facebook failed to take appropriate action against the Stop the Steal movement ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and hoped the company could “do better next t → Read More

Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids

“We have identified youth work as a priority for Instagram and have added it to our H1 priority list,” reads an internal Instagram post obtained by BuzzFeed News. → Read More

David Brooks Resigns From The Aspen Institute

His resignation comes amid new revelations of entanglements with Nextdoor and the Walton Foundation. → Read More

NYT David Brooks’s Project Funded By Facebook And Bezos’s Dad

The New York Times columnist has been using his perch to promote the Weave Project — without disclosing his potential conflicts of interest to his readers. → Read More

Joel Kaplan’s Policy Team Sways Big Facebook Decisions Like Alex Jones Ban

Facebook’s rules to combat misinformation and hate speech are subject to the whims and political considerations of its CEO and his policy team leader. → Read More

US Lawmakers Ask Facebook To Halt Ads Of Military Gear After Riot

“Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy.” → Read More

Facebook Is Showing Military Gear Ads Next To Insurrection Posts

Earlier this week, Facebook employees warned that military product ads were being advertised against news about DC riots. The company did not act. → Read More

Using A Pseudonym, This QAnon Believer Raised $40,000 To Send People To The DC Riot

At least one person that "Thad Williams" helped send to DC bragged about carrying a firearm to the nation's capital. → Read More

Facial Recognition Firm: Washington Times Antifa Story False

Matt Gaetz had cited the story in Congress as supposed evidence that antifa was involved in the Capitol assault. But the company says it’s “outright false.” → Read More

After This Student Died Of Covid-19, He Became The First Person In His Family To Graduate From College

Cody Lyster was one of the youngest people in Colorado to die of the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Facebook Employees Say Apple Fight Is “Self Serving”

“It feels like we are trying to justify doing a bad thing by hiding behind people with a sympathetic message." → Read More

Fake GOP Leaders Are Selling CBD Oil On Parler

Roughly 50 fake accounts exploited the conservative social network to shill Trump coins, Trump hats, and CBD oil. → Read More

The US Government Says Facebook Needs To Sell Instagram And WhatsApp

Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the company Wednesday. → Read More

Ads Inc. Shut Down, But The Tools It Used To Scam Facebook Users Out Of Millions Have Lived On

Although the company said it was shutting down, Facebook continues to track its former employees. → Read More

Facebook Labels On Trump’s Posts Do Little To Stop Spread

Internal data shows that labels on President Trump’s posts decrease reshares by about 8%. They still account for some of the most engaging posts on the platform. → Read More

Facebook Has A Rule To Stop Calls To Arms. Moderators Didn't Enforce It Ahead Of The Kenosha Shootings.

“What we learned after Kenosha is that Facebook’s call to arms policy didn’t just fail. It was never designed to function properly in the first place.” → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg: “Joe Biden Is Going To Be Our Next President”

Facebook’s CEO also said that Steve Bannon’s comments about beheading government officials did not warrant his complete removal from the platform. → Read More

Post-Election Rumors Debunked

Watch out for baseless claims of voter fraud. → Read More