Davey Alba Technology Reporter
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  • The New York Times

Davey Alba is a technology reporter at The New York Times covering online disinformation and its global harms.

177 Articles
9 months ago
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In Ukraine’s Information War, a Blend of Fact and Fiction

Experts say stories like the Ghost of Kyiv and Snake Island, both of questionable veracity, are propaganda or morale ...

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9 months ago
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Surgeon General Seeks Covid Misinformation Data From Big Tech

Dr. Vivek Murthy also demanded information from the platforms about the major sources of Covid-19 misinformation. Com...

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9 months ago
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‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online

After marinating in conspiracy theories and Donald J. Trump’s Russia stance, some online discourse about Vladimir Put...

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9 months ago
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‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online

After marinating in conspiracy theories and Donald J. Trump’s Russia stance, some online discourse about Vladimir Put...

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11 months ago
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Covid Test Misinformation Spikes Along With Spread of Omicron

The added demand for testing and the higher prevalence of breakthrough cases have created an “opportune moment” to ex...

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11 months ago
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Facebook Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account for 24 hours

Twitter permanently banned her account on Sunday after what the company said was her fifth “strike.”

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11 months ago
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Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account

The social media service said the Republican congresswoman had violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.

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12 months ago
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Pro-China misinformation group continues spreading messages, researchers say.

The network has promoted a variety of falsehoods about human rights abuses and the coronavirus.

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12 months ago
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‘Q’ Has Been Quiet, but QAnon Lives On

With the absence of a leader, the movement has transformed into more of a “choose your own adventure” conspiracy theory.

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about 1 year ago
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How Cute Cats Help Spread Misinformation Online

A mainstay of the internet is regularly used to build audiences for people and organizations pushing false and mislea...

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about 1 year ago
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Researchers say a coordinated misinformation campaign on Twitter backed Kenya’s president.

The research underscores how online platforms based in the United States still struggle to police inauthentic behavio...

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about 1 year ago
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Meta Makes Changes to Marketing Strategy Amid Scandals

After the social media giant auditioned agencies to manage its ad budget, underscoring its Madison Avenue ties, Spark...

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