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Misinformation stories

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The link between cybersecurity, extremist threat and misinformation online in Aotearoa
Mon 27 Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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internetnz
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the university of auckland
Long story short, it's often the case that misinformation, threat and extremism link closely to cybersecurity issues and cyber harm.
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Why the success of client collaboration projects depends on addressing these five warning signs
Tue 14 Jun 2022
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uc
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document management
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wfh
New tools, applications, and software have enabled project collaboration to continue remotely, both between employees within an organisation and with its clients.
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The three horsemen of cyber risks: misinformation, disinformation, and fake news
Thu 4 Nov 2021
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cybersecurity
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misinformation
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fake news
"To deal with these cyber risks, businesses and authorities need to establish cybersecurity practices and policies that can evolve and adapt to the multifaceted cyberthreats."
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Trump social media ban too little, too late
Mon 11 Jan 2021
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social media
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politics
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misinformation
"Big Tech has made mega profits by turning a blind eye to the true extent of misinformation on their platforms."
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Australians fear COVID-19 misinformation threat - study
Tue 29 Dec 2020
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data leak
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misinformation
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covid-19
Australians want to see greater transparency about the extent of the problem, new polling has found.
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Four security threats affecting FSIs in 2020
Thu 5 Nov 2020
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cybersecurity
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inventory management systems
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cyber threats
This time last year nobody predicted that the world would be battling a pandemic and fighting off hordes of cybercriminals using the pandemic as a topical way of peddling their wares.
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Misinformation on the rise, organisations consider how best to respond
Mon 31 Aug 2020
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ddos
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neustar
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cyber threats
The increase in misinformation and fake domains have left organisations perceiving the threat level to be ‘very significant’, with a third planning greater emphasis on their ability to respond in coming months.
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Deepfakes the 'next wave of concern' - but can law really stomp it out?
Tue 21 May 2019
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new zealand law foundation
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regulation
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misinformation
Enforcing the existing law will be difficult enough, and it is not clear that any new law would be able to do better. Overseas attempts to draft law for deepfakes have been seriously criticised.
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Facebook fights fake news ahead of Africa elections
Thu 14 Feb 2019
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facebook
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elections
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whatsapp
“We also show related articles from fact-checkers for more context and notify users if a story they have shared is rated as false.”
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Twitter bots create a third of the world's misinformation
Wed 21 Nov 2018
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ddos
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twitter
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the university of auckland
Lies, fake news and misinformation – this is the age of the internet, and Twitter bots are largely responsible for perpetrating it.
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Facebook tackles the wildfire of misinformation plaguing your newsfeed
Thu 10 Aug 2017
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facebook
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update
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misinformation
"Some of the worst offenders use a technique known as ‘cloaking’ to circumvent Facebook’s review processes..."
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