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The influencers trampling nature - and the man who's trying to stop them https://t.co/pEhP8aOKPi
6/6
2020
Several videos of police brutality have emerged during protests over the death of African American George Floyd. https://t.co/SRzglbrRSwHere’s more about the investigation - and how to spot misleading and suspicious stuff online like this 📺… https://t.co/P2lX81ahbY
Retweeted by BBC TrendingCoronavirus: Bill Gates ‘microchip’ conspiracy theory and other vaccine claims fact-checked https://t.co/8xf0uKmPiiFrom 'suspicious' piles of bricks to the mistaken arrest of an FBI agent (who wasn't) - some of the latest misleadi… https://t.co/luJfWgAAEv
Retweeted by BBC TrendingA reminder that our anti-disinformation are investigating misinformation about the protests, as well as the pandemi… https://t.co/eWJDiKc9Ea
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6/5
2020
EXCLUSIVE 🚨 ‘Justice for George Floyd’ groups run by accounts in Vietnam and Bangladesh have been taken down by Fac… https://t.co/O4j3NMG06I
Retweeted by BBC TrendingListen to Jamie Angus on the Media Masters podcast below. https://t.co/EXrONb1aRZ
Retweeted by BBC TrendingBBC World Service Director calls for trusted news access to chat apps. Read the full comments here:… https://t.co/lEkaiY1txN
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWe've analysed some of the videos in this piece (spoiler alert: no evidence of foul play so far) and are still inve… https://t.co/V23DaAUBHx
Retweeted by BBC Trending#Coronavirus: Could there be a second wave? #covid19 https://t.co/vCIlLF3FeC#BlackLivesMatter: The facts and figures on how many black people die in police custody in England and Wales https://t.co/mFYrNtMux9The BBC's anti-disinformation team has been tracking misleading videos and conspiracy theories about the… https://t.co/bFH8JxSt6h
6/4
2020
Maybe I listen too much to @BBCtrending, but I'm not trying to retweet unvetted videos as misinformation will try t… https://t.co/k04KfTcE7Z
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThere are lots of videos and posts about the #GeorgeFloydProtests but some of them aren't what they claim to be - s… https://t.co/qKOthSOL3Q
Retweeted by BBC Trending3️⃣ Plus there’s a podcast and radio programme! 📻 Presented and produced by the excellent @_kRaay and reported by m… https://t.co/47oqltRJyl
Retweeted by BBC Trending2️⃣ Catch my report on @BBCNews at Six and Ten which looks at the damage done by bad information, the future threat… https://t.co/unoAo89Edu
Retweeted by BBC Trending1️⃣ Misinformation causes harm, incites attacks and even kills ⚠️ In case you missed it, check out my latest invest… https://t.co/hBPwjMOGL4
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW ⚠️ How can you separate fact from fiction as speculation about #BlackLivesMatter protests inundates social medi… https://t.co/htou58E0lK
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6/1
2020
What’s “Antifa”, the movement that @realdonaldtrump says is a terrorist organization? Last year BBC Trending’s… https://t.co/NL4u409EwO
5/31
2020
And catch my report on @BBCNews at Six and Ten, which looks at the harm caused by bad info about coronavirus, the f… https://t.co/kVfO6c0UtT
Retweeted by BBC TrendingRead my investigation here with verification from our anti-disinformation team and languages experts here‼️ https://t.co/EMVDPOPyyo
Retweeted by BBC TrendingYou can listen to the full programme here 📻 https://t.co/lHbyoFTXJF and podcast here 👉 https://t.co/ySXlKrAX3C Pre… https://t.co/rPnPm3wQmD
Retweeted by BBC TrendingReporting on misinformation comes with moral responsibility - especially when you’re investigating its human cost‼️… https://t.co/a7EYVzV4NH
Retweeted by BBC TrendingOur friends at @BBCRealityCheck have been fact checking vaccine claims. https://t.co/cs1D4PFkBk
5/30
2020
My latest investigation - along with our brilliant anti-disinformation team - directly linked human harm to rumours… https://t.co/CJ1XpTi6KB
Retweeted by BBC TrendingLearn more in my @bbctrending programme here: https://t.co/kVpyjGOCs8
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe culture warriors often have large online followings. But the question is - do they do any favours for that ot… https://t.co/aKnNtuMFgv
Retweeted by BBC TrendingGROUP 2: THE CULTURE WARRIORS. They are against political correctness and they say they’re for free speech - dism… https://t.co/TGtrnKWJt7
Retweeted by BBC TrendingGROUP 1: THE CAMPAIGNERS. They campaign on issues that matter to them: male suicide, the court system, domestic… https://t.co/wHNTCEBXfO
Retweeted by BBC TrendingBut if the attendees are "outsiders" or "outcasts" who are the #ICMI conference speakers? Well they can be split… https://t.co/d64MMktBbY
Retweeted by BBC Trending"I would say almost everybody in this room is a social outcast of sorts," claims Philipp Tanzer, a former Mr Leathe… https://t.co/3P1vkMjn2u
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHundreds of people from around the world have gathered to hear speeches and panels with names like 'Why 'Toxic Masc… https://t.co/73aK7vzSPd
Retweeted by BBC TrendingMen's rights activists (or MRAs) say men are disproportionately affected by social and legal issues. But their cri… https://t.co/e51oLPk4zI
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWho are "men's rights activists” - and what do they want? **THREAD** 👇👇 I went to the International Conference on… https://t.co/qts3Yo7ghp
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW: @BenDoBrown, @O_Rob1nson and I have found a network of 1,200 inauthentic pro-China accounts, pages and channel… https://t.co/HkLT8u1HD0
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5/29
2020
And here’s a thread about the investigation from me - with our brilliant anti-disinformation team 🧐 @BBCtrendinghttps://t.co/bTKAWFijVp
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHere’s my report on @BBCNews at Ten about the human cost of coronavirus misinformation ‼️ Bad information has been… https://t.co/lhCJUqZKas
Retweeted by BBC TrendingSpoiler: it’s a grift. https://t.co/95ltbAi5ICHacked or bought accounts pumping out propaganda ...We found a pro-China network targeting the US, Hong Kong and an… https://t.co/lvKRsWI1vp
5/28
2020
Bad info can be deadly - ⁦@mariannaspring⁩ has been tracking the human cost of virus misinformation. Have you seen… https://t.co/huR3hLKDjGPrime Minister Boris Johnson rules out an inquiry into the conduct of his senior adviser Dominic Cummings... ... a… https://t.co/TL2T2wW062Read more about my investigation with our brilliant anti-disinformation team here ‼️ https://t.co/EMVDPOPyyo
Retweeted by BBC TrendingI spoke to @vicderbyshire @BBCNews about this investigation into the human cost of misinformation ⚠️ Bad informati… https://t.co/DTKoN4z86c
Retweeted by BBC Trending'My friend ate disinfectant soap' Misinformation around coronavirus has led to assaults, arsons and deaths. We'v… https://t.co/JKh1JvqHA9Verification from the brilliant disinformation experts @BBCMonitoring @O_Rob1nson @Shayan86 @alistaircolemanhttps://t.co/XLF1Fn3kjR
Retweeted by BBC TrendingOnline rumours led to poisonings in the US, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. Misinformation fuelled racist attacks in Ind… https://t.co/kYgcGEC3Iw
Retweeted by BBC Trending🚨 NEW 🚨A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths. And doctors w… https://t.co/ZboSgnk8sz
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5/27
2020
5️⃣ things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening #covid19 https://t.co/jnBf5M9o2vOur thoughts are with Natasha's family and friends. BBC News - Tributes paid to BBC journalist Natasha Bateman https://t.co/su80yq4NeV
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWhy are coronavirus conspiracies thriving on social media ⁉️ I spoke to @LucyHockingsBBC @BBCWorld about how the pa… https://t.co/kyG8Qm1gAY
Retweeted by BBC TrendingAnd curiously - they cause harm. Often by undermining public health guidance and encouraging people not to seek hel… https://t.co/Ivt25Ckd8E
Retweeted by BBC TrendingReckon you can tell what Facebook flags as false info - and what it doesn’t ⁉️ Have a go at this quiz I did on… https://t.co/sBNvS4fpWP
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5/22
2020
5️⃣ things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday evening #covid19 https://t.co/BqYaizJElrI’m currently working on an investigation into the human cost of misinformation - real harm is caused by misleading… https://t.co/yIAIMv7uwl
Retweeted by BBC TrendingI spoke to @Sarah_Montague @BBCWorldatOne about misinformation and Mark Zuckerberg’s interview with @BBCNews ‼️ Zuc… https://t.co/xT3EuzbqH0
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHere’s more analysis on Facebook and misinformation from me @BBCNews @BBCtrending 🧐 Facebook tough on conspiracies… https://t.co/LwYMnnVCJB
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5/21
2020
Reporting on disinformation and social media for @BBCNews @BBCtrending means I get a *lot* of emails. And my inbox… https://t.co/5tfrZQqTUq
Retweeted by BBC Trending5️⃣ things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Wednesday evening. #covid19 https://t.co/y7da7aPrWaCoronavirus: Are these seven targets being hit? #covid19 https://t.co/lWmISjIYo3Here are some of the claims President Trump has levelled against the WHO and the health body's responses. #covid19 https://t.co/JNdUBSFadt
5/20
2020
5️⃣ things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday evening #covid19 https://t.co/N5fKDAUhARLast month, security software firm IntSights found blood allegedly belonging to recovered coronavirus patients was… https://t.co/OJU9SzauH7Coronavirus: Fact-checking the face mask claim of Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary #covid19 https://t.co/q378uaoXPOCoronavirus: When did care homes go into lockdown? #covid19 https://t.co/rgXU2AJ5yjI’m currently working on an investigation that looks at the human cost of misinformation like this. Quite simply, i… https://t.co/Bt51quuGxP
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5/19
2020
5️⃣ things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Monday evening https://t.co/FYiQ6PIkssCoronavirus: What's the risk on public transport? #covid19 https://t.co/6JmfXryNbuThis is what happened when @thatginamiller met Alan, one of her trolls https://t.co/OEtbZthLPFWith the World Health Organization's annual assembly underway, we've looked at President Trump's claims that it mis… https://t.co/CzEQmes5Iw
Retweeted by BBC TrendingUnderstanding where misinformation comes from is also crucial 🚨 Check out this report and thread on who starts - an… https://t.co/lYlbBfwDBj
Retweeted by BBC TrendingI love this analogy - and would add that top tips and showing workings when you investigate a story helps reduce th… https://t.co/Cg5WHHn5kd
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5/18
2020
I bought a Russian booklet called “Everything you need to know about the #coronavirus.” Useful information, but the… https://t.co/edjD3rHdEY
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5/17
2020
From our weekly debunk of the biggest coronavirus claims: A bogus quote attributed to a famous French scientist Th… https://t.co/tgLZs6P9JN
Retweeted by BBC TrendingI’ve been delving into Glastonbury 5G report. It heard expert evidence from a dowser, a purveyor of flower remedies… https://t.co/nfTl1VKidi
Retweeted by BBC TrendingGlastonbury 5G report 'hijacked by conspiracy theorists' https://t.co/rGx0uoHuif
5/16
2020
Here’s more info and advice from me on the @BBCNews Live Page 🧐👇@BBCNewsround @BBCtrending https://t.co/SoauffnOGH
Retweeted by BBC Trending5️⃣ things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening. #covid19 https://t.co/yNGCJEPbvMUK coronavirus infection rate creeps up, and now sits between 0.7 and 1.0 - close to the point where cases could in… https://t.co/dHfbwZiiox
Retweeted by BBC TrendingAre US states going against official advice and relaxing lockdowns too early? https://t.co/KlQeluU5Tb
Retweeted by BBC TrendingChina pledged to test all 11 million people in Wuhan over 10 days. We’ve looked at how the plans are shaping up. https://t.co/fUlAzjtnUq
Retweeted by BBC TrendingI attended anti-lockdown protests last week where conspiracy theories were promoted - including false claims that 5… https://t.co/E7L6xnL5fW
Retweeted by BBC TrendingNEW 🚨 Facebook has removed posts calling for UK anti-lockdown protests for defying local government guidance about… https://t.co/ABudVs59sx
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHow exposed to coronavirus might you be in your job? And how does that compare to others? See how your job ranks… https://t.co/g1BInOkRvw
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5/15
2020
5️⃣ things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday evening https://t.co/kdy8xGstTLCoronavirus: Compulsory vaccines in the UK and other rumours fact-checked https://t.co/QJJV7iikDOThe edited video was viewed more than 239,000 times. https://t.co/lujLRJDmBIRead the full article here 👇 @BBCTech https://t.co/adHjUeKcXK
Retweeted by BBC TrendingAnd it’s not just alternative outlets uploading misinformation either ‼️ Whether for views or clicks, the study sug… https://t.co/iTGIzBHGUV
Retweeted by BBC Trending‼️ More than a quarter of the most-viewed coronavirus videos on YouTube contain misleading information a study sugg… https://t.co/0oHEFqnPYo
Retweeted by BBC TrendingSocial media is flooded with #disinfo about #coronavirus, but who starts these rumours… and who shares them? https://t.co/Xaac0rDM0x
Retweeted by BBC TrendingOur friends @BBCRealityCheck look into some of the health advice spreading on social media in India, where tips ran… https://t.co/mQlHCgO3Xg
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5/14
2020
The latest edition of our Disinformation Watch newsletter is out, which covers examples of #coronavirus misinformat… https://t.co/TLVfCao2Vy
Retweeted by BBC TrendingTo subscribe to our Disinformation Watch, DM me or @alistaircoleman. And please keep sending @BBCMonitoringhttps://t.co/PAZWPzO3uQ
Retweeted by BBC TrendingOur disinformation team will try to show how we look into misleading stuff on social media and our investigations u… https://t.co/7OqbBiOIPG
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5/13
2020
How do we investigate misleading stuff on social media @BBCNews? I had a go at doing a Tik Tok about how I looked i… https://t.co/SJPNz5cVrw
Retweeted by BBC Trending‼️ A viral video claiming an elderly woman with coronavirus was put in a body bag while still alive has been expose… https://t.co/K3uAGkxWZg
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5/12
2020
Hi @mariannaspring @_kRaay thanks for making the 'I met my troll' film. Alan & I have stayed in touch @BBCtrendinghttps://t.co/im8beUoTch
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe end of the report almost had me in tears! Hard to describe the emotion in the room whilst mediating the discuss… https://t.co/UZ7GMjNKf4
Retweeted by BBC TrendingAlan has been chatting to both me and Gina since we recorded this report, with lots of really heartwarming messages… https://t.co/U9CwHxNwr9
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5/11
2020

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