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Racist trolls using abuse victims' photos to make fake claims of attacks at 'Black Panther' shows

Racist trolls using abuse victims' photos to make fake claims of attacks at 'Black Panther' shows

Politics
The latest Marvel superhero movie Black Panther is out! Its Thursday opening is expected to have raked in over $25 million—yes, in one night.  Unfortunately, racists hate to see black people have any joy—and some are doing anything possible to chip away at it. Just take a look at this recent heinous example of the tactics used by racist people to spread misinformation. Warning: screenshots including some of the graphic photos are included below. BuzzFeed News reports that racists are using Twitter to share photos of bloody and/or bruised white women with false claims that they’re the result of being attacked by black people at Black Panther movie screenings.  xFake posts are being created to make black people look bad and the sad part of it is some people will believe them #BlackPant
China launches salvo against “network navy” of trolls who spread fake news

China launches salvo against “network navy” of trolls who spread fake news

Technology
Enlarge / A website for a Chinese "Internet Navy" offering search engine optimization and other marketing services. These types of operations are being targeted by Chinese authorities for "illegal Internet speculation." (credit: Sina News) While Facebook and Twitter have been fighting the scourge of organized efforts to use social media to misinform and use their platforms as part of "influence campaigns," China is battling its own Internet troll and "fake news" problem, according to a report from Liu Yi Zhan of China's Xinhua News Agency. But while Facebook and Twitter can only ban accounts, Chinese officials can throw those who participate in "illegal Internet speculation" in jail. Since last May, more than 200 people in China have been arrested, and thousands of others have found the