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Craig Silverman is a national reporter for ProPublica covering voting, platforms, disinformation, and online manipulation.
Porn, Piracy, Fraud: What Lurks Inside Google’s Black Box Ad Empire
Google’s ad business hides nearly all publishers it works with and where billions of ad dollars flow. We uncovered a network containing manga piracy, porn, fraud and disinformation.
How Google’s Ad Business Funds Disinformation Around the World
The largest-ever analysis of Google’s ad practices on non-English-language websites reveals how the tech giant makes disinformation profitable.
Infamous Russian Troll Farm Appears to Be Source of Anti-Ukraine Propaganda
Infamous Russian Troll Farm Appears to Be Source of Anti-Ukraine Propaganda Experts say a recent wave of pro-Putin disinformation is consistent with the work of Russia’s Internet Research Agency, a network of paid trolls who attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election.
In The Ukraine Conflict, Fake Fact-Checks Are Being Used To Spread Disinformation
Social media posts debunking purported Ukrainian disinformation are themselves fake. That doesn’t stop them from being featured on Russian state TV.
Facebook Hosted Surge Of Misinformation And Insurrection Threats In Months Leading Up To Jan. 6 Attack, Records Show
A ProPublica/Washington Post analysis of Facebook posts, internal company documents and interviews, provides the clearest evidence yet that the social media giant played a critical role in spreading lies that fomented the violence of Jan. 6.
How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads To Monetize Extremism
Google kicked Bannon off YouTube because of his violent rhetoric but still sent ad dollars to his website that promotes misinformation about the election and the pandemic.