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No, Ghana's president has not endorsed a conspiracy theory video in a voice recording https://t.co/nd6no4ILMCAmmonium nitrate shouldn't be kept in storage for too long. But in countries around the world concerns are being ra… https://t.co/bG0cIwGh00
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8/11
2020
Working from home: Have you tried a 'soundboard'? https://t.co/cT0OUyTjv5🇨🇳🇺🇸 Many people are worried - not just about keeping in touch with loved ones, but about what this means for China… https://t.co/TOqn5oETbEA pesar de las denuncias, las autoridades poco han hecho frente a la evidencia de que la dirección de @Notimex empr… https://t.co/AfwglqAvUj
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8/10
2020
Great podcast from @_kRaay and @marcosmchacon on how Mexico's state news agency @Notimex led online attacks and har… https://t.co/v9z7Tzaswh
Retweeted by BBC TrendingIt aimed to become the “BBC of Mexico”. State news agency Notimex was turning over a new leaf. But now it’s been ac… https://t.co/V7HvcdvT9E
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8/8
2020
BBC News - Facebook removes QAnon conspiracy group with 200,000 members https://t.co/RuCSZKkSJLKeep up with the brilliant anti-disinformation team for updates! @BBCtrending @BBCMonitoring @BBCRealityCheck
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWhenever there’s a breaking news event - especially one that first breaks on social media - misleading claims, sca… https://t.co/Brq5ZyMOoa
Retweeted by BBC TrendingTikTok is threatening legal action against the US after Donald Trump ordered firms to stop doing business with the… https://t.co/QgHUOJZVeLVery sadly Brian’s wife - who featured in this investigation - has passed away. She and her husband believed coro… https://t.co/zJ0Xh8IggV
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW 🚨 How can you stop bad information going viral when there’s a big breaking news event, like the blast in Beirut… https://t.co/a9zFmecPGN
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8/7
2020
Tanks never rolled down streets, helicopters never sprayed disinfectant – and there never was a giant lasagne in We… https://t.co/3GlDxKQaza
Retweeted by BBC TrendingFacebook removed coronavirus misinfo from Trump for the first time - and Twitter acted too. The latest escalation… https://t.co/lZtW3ly5h6
Retweeted by BBC TrendingLet's clear up those rumours about the Beirut explosion https://t.co/AB9ncSdEvSUS public health advice makes clear children have no immunity to Covid-19 https://t.co/cRZYFkORZNNEW 🚨 Remember those panicky viral messages you were forwarded on WhatsApp at the start of the pandemic? Well, su… https://t.co/rBiNW2BPn4
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHousing secretary @RobertJenrick says standard housing developments take an average of five years to get planning p… https://t.co/M5c0yCMkUX
Retweeted by BBC TrendingRemember when everyone was sending around bogus WhatsApp voice memos filled with scary coronavirus predictions?… https://t.co/p4u4Q4Qbvl
8/6
2020
A red gummy bear was pivotal. https://t.co/GFXMp4lcTRJoe Biden attacks President Trump for his handling of the pandemic. But are his claims accurate? https://t.co/MeZ6lKfJts
Retweeted by BBC Trending🚨 How did misinformation spread on social media after the explosion in Beirut? Rumours about the cause of the Bei… https://t.co/625F7gZANN
Retweeted by BBC TrendingA look at some of the disinformation and rumours that spread on social media in the immediate aftermath of the… https://t.co/7OpDwIIgfi
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8/5
2020
Here’s a reminder of those top tips! https://t.co/M8LrDnDOcz
Retweeted by BBC TrendingDuring a major breaking news event like what’s happening in Lebanon, misinformation and conspiracy theories often s… https://t.co/MqVv8TlH7s
Retweeted by BBC Trending◾ A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital Beirut. ◾ Be wary of misinformation about the explosion on social med… https://t.co/qiyTRwNCpnAs details remain unclear about what’s happened with this explosion in Beirut - be wary of misinformation on social… https://t.co/3ecjR4qk6t
Retweeted by BBC TrendingDoes your child have a zutor? https://t.co/KZNKzMg81K🤔 What's going on with TikTok? https://t.co/uaqQJDJAmg🚨NEW🚨 BBC Monitoring Disinformation Watch - our free fortnightly newsletter covering disinformation, fake news and… https://t.co/CU9NObCVSl
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWhatsApp now lets you search for more info on frequently forwarded messages 👉 https://t.co/lPuu9gU4Wk Useful - but… https://t.co/FkVOAKRsbu
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8/4
2020
We also looked at another couple of suspect companies on @BBCtrending with @MarcoLSilva - have a listen! https://t.co/G6Q2EMuiep
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThere is SO much more to our investigation into influencers promoting knock-off brands! Listen to this weekend's… https://t.co/Z8Qf5GQ3b8
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWhen sleep eludes me, I get up, get going, make tea, take the dog out, take photographs, plan the day, waste time o… https://t.co/PylbuVAP80
Retweeted by BBC TrendingOne of my favourite things on social media at the moment - the people dedicating their time to fighting and debunki… https://t.co/cDhyOD9Sa9
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8/3
2020
This week has been a very busy one for all things disinformation, conspiracy theories and hate speech. And much of… https://t.co/uUFlxzTbKK
Retweeted by BBC TrendingConspiracy theories - including QAnon - are becoming increasingly mainstream. Tackling them is hard. It’s often a… https://t.co/2z57GMV25D
Retweeted by BBC TrendingPresident Trump is suggesting a delay to US elections, saying postal voting leads to fraud. But what evidence is th… https://t.co/vuxGI0d0HG
Retweeted by BBC TrendingLots of questions from listeners on @bbc5live just now 📻 Have you seen misleading or confusing claims about local… https://t.co/AL4jdLGzN5
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7/31
2020
Stella Immanuel - the doctor behind unproven coronavirus cure claim https://t.co/S5boxt8aPDAs England records the highest excess deaths in Europe, @BBCChrisMorris explains why it's one of the best measures… https://t.co/ccKbg1Wii0
Retweeted by BBC TrendingEven after she was blocking pro-eating disorder accounts, Eilidh says her For You page on TikTok was "flooded" with… https://t.co/mhXxFhLkr7
Retweeted by BBC TrendingRapes reported to police in England and Wales are rising but cases making it to court are falling. Why is that? The… https://t.co/oNvybZu4C7
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7/30
2020
Four of the ten countries with the most #coronavirus cases are in Latin America. We've looked at how far the diseas… https://t.co/ajGwwJDBRP
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHave you seen misinformation on social media about heading abroad or about an increase in coronavirus cases in the… https://t.co/zlsunH6Aay
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe World Health Organization (WHO) say "there is currently no proof" that hydroxychloroquine is effective as a tre… https://t.co/YkqmzWLeDyWilfried Zaha says he has reported 50 social media accounts to police. https://t.co/qX2Hae5oVVThe permanent suspension of Wiley’s Facebook, Instagram and now Twitter profiles has been widely welcomed. But, t… https://t.co/ZNCf7giPxW
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHere’s me talking about the abusive messages that @BBCNews found on rapper Wiley’s Facebook profile - aimed at his… https://t.co/yl67Hgkv4h
Retweeted by BBC Trending"I can't believe that you are endorsing this dangerous quackery," countered Annie Lennox. https://t.co/mebJ2GOyzy
7/29
2020
Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting after Covid post https://t.co/PaDyEpO0aDAfter an anti-Semitic tirade that prompted a Twitter boycott, rapper Wiley has written abusive posts aimed at his J… https://t.co/U9V3G67neTFacebook, Twitter and YouTube eventually removed this video promoting harmful misleading claims about masks and hyd… https://t.co/zD0oSN7oit
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7/28
2020
A 48-hour boycott of Twitter by some of its users, protesting at the platform's alleged lack of action on anti-Semi… https://t.co/WDERf4aHjKUPDATE - @LewisHamilton has posted an apology on his Instagram story saying he’s “only human” after sharing a video… https://t.co/ydSro03eyJ
Retweeted by BBC Trending🎧 Why has a bizarre conspiracy theory surged in popularity during the global pandemic?🤔 Listen to 'QAnon and on an… https://t.co/Ew5fgvYZlrWe've taken a look at false and misleading claims about coronavirus vaccine research https://t.co/Hp8Snlfp58
Retweeted by BBC TrendingA reminder - as ever - that coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories continue to circulate online! ▪️Int… https://t.co/qEDXohPi9U
Retweeted by BBC TrendingI wrote about it here! For @BBCTech @BBCNews👇 https://t.co/2kXII6Bx3S
Retweeted by BBC TrendingEXCL 🚨 Sources confirm Tik Tok has blocked the hashtag “QAnontruth” from search results after it was flagged by… https://t.co/yW1sJISmrU
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW - @LewisHamilton has been promoting vaccine conspiracy theories about Bill Gates on his Instagram story to almo… https://t.co/BqwWvqzuFJ
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7/27
2020
✔️Dodgy claims about coronavirus swab tests, ✔️Awkward conversations about conspiracies ✔️...and the Netanyahu ‘ha… https://t.co/lMJQYicJZh
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7/23
2020
I also spoke to @BBCWorld about how the move comes as part of an attempt by Twitter to crack down on QAnon abuse an… https://t.co/s3lzoB37FV
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW: Catch my report on @BBCNews at Six about calls for government - and social media sites - to better tackle harm… https://t.co/mi6DymELcw
Retweeted by BBC TrendingBBC News - Russia report: The unanswered questions https://t.co/BeaeUDJNIu
Retweeted by BBC Trending❌ No, nasal swabs for #coronavirus don't give you brain damage Just one of the false and misleading claims about… https://t.co/DXQIkQ0Xcr
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW 🚨 Harmful coronavirus misinfo spread "virulently" because of lack of law to regulate social media - says… https://t.co/W4bVvZN7T8
Retweeted by BBC TrendingAs a reporter on the end of coordinated Twitter harassment from QAnon activists - this is welcome! But don’t expe… https://t.co/7LazlCfx8w
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7/22
2020
Proud that the BBC employs brilliant young journalists like Marianna and @The_Crox - but dismayed at the abuse they… https://t.co/MvcvIJWUP0
Retweeted by BBC TrendingMy mentions have been quite something today. A window into a world that Marianna knows far better than me. But my g… https://t.co/mhbSwOIlP3
Retweeted by BBC TrendingI spoke to @JustinOnWeb @BBCr4today this morning about the rise of coronavirus vaccine conspiracy theories on priva… https://t.co/9PBCgMsh97
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7/18
2020
Delighted my investigation into the human cost of misinformation has been recognised by @pressgazette for Excellenc… https://t.co/hyBsqkSlmR
Retweeted by BBC Trending @ChrisMasonBBC @BBCNews Earlier this year, @BBCTrending looked at the all the available evidence linking Russian ac… https://t.co/GJKfrQ5ZaJ
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7/16
2020
Conspiracy theories have thrived during the pandemic and you may even have a friend or relative who’s brought one u… https://t.co/HoXP41urob
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7/15
2020
True or false? How to spot fake news | BBC Trending https://t.co/yQOOsMiPCo🚨 NEW 🚨 Do you have a friend or relative who’s brought up a coronavirus conspriacy in conversation? How can you t… https://t.co/9VZ4dKlkW5
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7/14
2020
🌎 We've debunked some of the most misleading claims from Latin America https://t.co/ngkbyv0NP1🤔 How do you talk to people who have been sucked in by online conspiracies? We introduced someone worried about Bi… https://t.co/uaYJMRckVj
Retweeted by BBC TrendingListen to the @BBCtrending radio piece here https://t.co/1zZz8H7eMx
Retweeted by BBC TrendingProud to have produced this for @BBCWorld with @BenInLDN. We travelled to Poland to explore so-called “LGBT free”… https://t.co/zRPOakZZHH
Retweeted by BBC TrendingLoved talking to @rickedwards1 and @Imi_Ahmed on @bbc5live all about vaccine conspiracies, the danger of closed gr… https://t.co/J3FO3p8LTK
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW 🚨 How can we talk about conspiracies? And to those who believe them? That’s the question a dad who got in tou… https://t.co/FIqswgAlSl
Retweeted by BBC TrendingAs Latin America battles devastating coronavirus outbreaks, Reality Check takes a deeper look at fake cures and unp… https://t.co/lufu4lgerN
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe Trusted News Initiative steps up the global fight against disinformation with new focus on the US presidential… https://t.co/xr1gOPxcsZ
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7/13
2020
Here’s me on @BBCWorld talking about the alleged links between a network of fake Facebook accounts spreading disinf… https://t.co/nNCmronh7l
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7/9
2020
Disinformation Watch: The latest edition of our newsletter looks at questionable claims being made about local lock… https://t.co/NRVeZEujTA
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7/8
2020
George Floyd's death might not have reached global attention if it hadn't been filmed But do viral videos actually… https://t.co/ZEBC5ttYH5
Retweeted by BBC TrendingICYMI: George Floyd's death might not have caused global outrage if it hadn't been filmed. But do viral videos actu… https://t.co/8m4wy6vIMl
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7/6
2020
I asked on Tik Tok whether hate speech and misinformation would lead some users to stop using certain social media… https://t.co/7qXKNs4JNa
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7/4
2020
I spoke to @JaneHillNews @BBCNews about misleading claims surrounding local lockdowns being shared in local Faceboo… https://t.co/2qC3yvq45v
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW: My great colleagues @Shayan86 @_kRaay and @BenDoBrown have shared some of their top verification tips in this… https://t.co/TlY5G81mCr
Retweeted by BBC TrendingIn good company with @Shayan86 and @BenDoBrown, as we share how we verify the swarm of videos and photos we come ac… https://t.co/95X5smxkDL
Retweeted by BBC TrendingFinding it hard to distinguish fact from fiction on social media? Anti-disinformation specialists @Shayan86,… https://t.co/9XwUleQlvl
7/3
2020
So what should you be wary of in your local Facebook group and social media feeds right now? A thread👇
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW: I’ve looked into misleading claims being shared online about what caused local lockdown in Leicester - and whe… https://t.co/06l3xAMyIw
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7/1
2020
Listen to my report on @BBCRadio4 bulletins - and Steve Hatch speaking to @bbcnickrobinson on @BBCr4today 📻 https://t.co/qewnD4GTDk
Retweeted by BBC TrendingEXCLUSIVE🚨 I spoke to Facebook’s UK boss about its campaign to help people spot fake news. He says this and other… https://t.co/1OrosHoxwv
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe power of social media misinformation. A misleading claim that UK “suicide figures are up 200% since lockdown” i… https://t.co/tlkwDsNxRo
Retweeted by BBC Trending @samaritans The person who first tweeted the claim has since posted a link to an ITV News report about a mental he… https://t.co/rwIHSIafm2
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6/30
2020

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