The Instagram app displayed on a computer screen.

Instagram Pauses Development On App For Kids

The head of Instagram said the company will continue to expand its opt-in parental supervision tools for teen accounts.

 | AP

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Mike Richards Out As Producer Of 'Jeopardy!' And 'Wheel Of Fortune'

The decision came days after Richards exited as the newly appointed host of "Jeopardy!" over past misogynistic and controversial statements.

 | AP

#FreeBritney supporter protests in Los Angeles with sign that says "Free Britney."

How #FreeBritney Went From A Small Group Of Fans To A Global Movement

#FreeBritney has gone viral online and in real life — but who are the supporters behind the movement?

 | Casey Mendoza

A police officer stands outside The New York Times building in New York.

DOJ Will No Longer Seize Reporters' Records

This is something that's been going on for decades.

 | Katherine Biek

Chicago Mayor Gives Interviews Only To POC On Inauguration Anniversary

Mayor Lightfoot says this is about pushing for diversity in the media, but critics have called it discriminatory and performative.

 | Jamal Andress

Guns on Display

Mass Shootings and the Media: Deciding What Gets Covered

Experts say people often perceive equally deadly mass shootings in very different ways depending on how random the violence seems to be.

 | Amber Strong and Rosie Cima and Mark Fahey

An art display.

KMGH: Colorado Artists Turn Trash To Treasure

The duo created a seascape out of trash donations to illuminate the importance of caring for the planet.


A promotional image for Nike's 2021 "We Play Real" campaign

"Femvertising" Most Effective When It Tackles Structural Issues

As heart-warming as these ads may make us feel — what are messages like "be confident" or "be proud" really conveying to the potential consumer?

 | Katherine Biek and Aida Mogos

Newsy poll: Americans say Facebook is biggest source of misinformation

A Newsy/YouGov poll found Americans trust journalists over family and friends as trustworthy sources of news.

Group gathers for protest

Experts Warn Misinformation Campaigns Are On The Rise

Some protests that erupted during the pandemic were led by astroturfing campaigns.

 | Scripps

Chicago neighborhood

The Impact Of Misinformation On Minority Communities

A Chicago-based coalition is using facts to fight misinformation in Latino immigrant communities.

 | Scripps

Examples of misinformational posts

Taking A Look At Manipulated Images On Social Media

Newsy looked through thousands of fact-checked posts on social media to help you better spot manipulated content.

 | Mark Fahey and Rosie Cima

Deepfake video of Tom Cruise compared to original video

Deepfake Videos Are Getting Better, And The Pentagon Is Worried

The Defense Department is funding research into technology able to automatically detect doctored media.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Blocks spell out "FACT"

Tips To Separate Fact From Fiction In Your Newsfeed

Fact checking organizations help people determine what information is trustworthy.

 | Scripps

Hundreds of "local news" sites with partisan backers are mapped in the United States

These Websites 'Masquerade' As Local News, Share Partisan Messages

One media expert told Newsy more and more news sites with local-sounding names only "masquerade as a local news organization."

 | Mark Greenblatt and Lauren Knapp

Fake News And The 1918 Flu

A propaganda machine and a law threatening prison for criticizing the U.S. government encouraged newspapers to censor the 1918 flu and it cost lives.

 | Carrie Cochran and Karen Rodriguez

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Biden-Harris Team Named Time's "Person Of The Year"

Magazine says the incoming White House duo was chosen because they are "changing the American story."

 | Scripps News Staff

A protester at a Trump campaign rally holds a Q sign.

Spanish-Language Disinformation Targets Latino Voters, Spreading Fast

Experts say immigrants are particularly susceptible to voter disinformation but new fact-checking efforts are emerging on Univision and Telemundo.

 | Ben Schamisso

The office of Voice of America in Washington, D.C.

CEO Overseeing Voice of America Accused Of Abusing Authority

Six senior Trump administration say under U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack employee voting records were researched to evaluate workers.

 | Adam Elrashidi

Vandalized store in Chicago following overnight looting

Chicago Shooting And Rumors Spark Overnight Looting Downtown

Chicago Police say an officer-involved shooting Sunday, followed by the spread of misinformation, contributed to mass looting in the city's downtown.

 | Jamal Andress and Meg Hilling

Maria Ressa, Rappler CEO, and Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. were found guilty of cyberlibel.

Award-Winning Journalist Maria Ressa Found Guilty Of Cyberlibel

Maria Ressa and her news organization Rappler have been critical of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war.

 | Cat Sandoval


Twitter Considering New Methods To Curb Misinformation

​A Twitter spokesperson told NBC News the company is considering various ways "to address misinformation and provide more context for tweets."

 | Ahmed Jawadi

McClatchy newspapers

Newspaper Publisher McClatchy Files For Chapter 11 Protections

A New Jersey-based hedge fund is expected to take over, ending 163 years of family control.

 | Adam Elrashidi

The Washington Post building

Washington Post Criticized For Suspending Reporter Over Bryant Tweets

​The newspaper placed one of its reporters on administrative leave after they tweeted about Kobe Bryant's rape case shortly after he died.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

NPR Reporter Removed From Pompeo Trip Following Reports Of Exchange

Notice of Michele Kelemen's removal follows NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly's interview with Pompeo and reports of a heated exchange between the two.

 | Meg Hilling

Mike Pompeo and Mary Louise Kelly

Pompeo Lashes Out At Reporter After Interview On Ukraine, Ambassador

The Secretary of State sat for an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly where she asked about Iran and Ukraine.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Press advocates protest charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald

Brazilian prosecutors charged American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes after he published articles that prompted ethics concerns.

 | Shira Tarlo

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Files Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton

The lawsuit says Clinton's remarks on a podcast have caused Gabbard to lose "$50 million — and counting."

 | Meg Hilling

President Donald Trump

Evangelical Magazine Calls For Removal Of President

Christianity Today's editorial calls President Trump's actions in office "profoundly immoral" and says the country faces "political danger."

 | Meg Hilling

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court To Consider Climatologist's Suit Against Magazine

Climate scientist Michael Mann is suing conservative magazine National Review for defamation.

 | Meg Hilling