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There are 2 general kinds of minds: believers and analyzers. Believers seek to feed their beliefs, analyzers dig for hard-core truth. Only one of these groups is very easy to fool.
whatsapp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem WhatsApp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem
9to5Google In the run-up to the US mid-term elections, we’re seeing social media companies making... 1 day
whatsapp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem WhatsApp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem
9to5Mac In the run-up to the US mid-term elections, we’re seeing social media companies making... 1 day
WhatsApp fights fake news in India by limiting message forwarding - CNET
CNET More changes are coming as the private messaging service continues to fight the spread of misinformation. 2 days
Zuckerberg clarifies statements on treatment of fake news
ABC NEWS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media 2 days
WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg talks Holocaust deniers and the battle against 'fake news'
ABC NEWS The Facebook CEO told technology website Recode that false content wouldn't be removed but wouldn't be widely distributed either. 2 days
Facebook will take down fake news that leads to violence - CNET
CNET The social network has been accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India. 3 days
WhatsApp seeks to stem fake news ahead of Pakistan election
PHYS.ORG The hugely popular WhatsApp messaging service began a week-long publicity campaign in Pakistan Wednesday offering tips to spot fake news, days before the country holds a general election. 3 days
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9to5Google Twitter is pausing its efforts to reform the blue check-mark verification process. The company... 3 days
twitter puts verification reform on hold instagram testing silent block feature Twitter puts verification reform on hold; Instagram testing silent block feature
9to5Mac Twitter is pausing its efforts to reform the blue check-mark verification process. The company... 3 days
undercover facebook moderator was instructed not to remove fringe groups or hate speech Undercover Facebook moderator was instructed not to remove fringe groups or hate speech
THE VERGE An investigative journalist who went undercover as a Facebook moderator... 4 days
Egypt's new law targets social media, journalists for 'fake news' - CNET
CNET The government will be able to legally prosecute popular social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. 4 days
In the era of Brexit and fake news, scientists need to embrace social media
PHYS.ORG Social media can be an intimidating place for academics as not all of them take to it like ducks to... 4 days
7 questions Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer about InfoWars - CNET
CNET Commentary: Does Facebook take fake news seriously enough? Let’s ask its CEO together. 1 week
Seven questions Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer about InfoWars - CNET
CNET Commentary: Does Facebook take fake news seriously enough? Let’s ask its CEO together. 1 week
Facebook's InfoWars, fake news, Alex Jones problems aren't going away - CNET
CNET It seems Facebook would rather shush misinformation than shut it off completely. 1 week
Fake news: algorithms in the dock
PHYS.ORG At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences. 1 week
When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours
PHYS.ORG India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp. 1 week
Journalists view co-workers as more ethical than peers, study finds
PHYS.ORG American media is grappling with an image problem. Accusations of "fake news," foreign companies meddling in Facebook's data and a further polarization of how the Fourth Estate should... 1 week
Facebook will not remove fake news - but will 'demote' it
BBC It says fake news is not against its "community standards". 1 week
Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars
TechCrunch Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week... 1 week
Brazil fighting fake news in the classroom
PHYS.ORG Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of "fake news" stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren. 1 week
Fake news: the media industry strikes back
PHYS.ORG The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to... 1 week
Fighting 'fake news' with the law
PHYS.ORG Some countries are bringing in legislation to fight "fake news", a particular menace during election campaigning, but critics warn of the danger to freedom of expression and the media. 1 week
How a Macedonian town became a 'fake news' epicentre
PHYS.ORG Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an epicentre of "fake... 1 week
Before Trump, the long history of fake news
PHYS.ORG In capital letters and with an exclamation mark, "FAKE NEWS!" may have been popularised by Donald Trump in hundreds of his tweets but the concept has existed for centuries. 1 week
WhatsApp's new forwarding feature may actually save lives - CNET
CNET This is part of WhatsApp's continual battle to fight fake news. 2 weeks
WhatsApp fights fake news with Indian newspaper ads - CNET
CNET The push follows the lynching of five men over fake messages. 2 weeks
Facebook buys ads in Indian newspapers to warn about WhatsApp fakes
TechCrunch As Twitter finally gets serious about purging fake accounts, and YouTube says it will try to firefight conspiracy theories and fake news flaming across its platform... 2 weeks
YouTube is fighting fake news with $25M to promote journalism and more context in search results
TechCrunch YouTube announced new measures today to stem the spread of conspiracy theory videos and fake news... 2 weeks
WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders
PHYS.ORG WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers Tuesday offering "easy tips" to identify fact from fiction after a slew of recent murders spurred by hoaxes shared on... 2 weeks
YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism
PHYS.ORG Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. 2 weeks
YouTube is fighting fighting fake news with $25M to promote journalism and more context in search results
TechCrunch YouTube announced new measures today to stem the spread of conspiracy theory videos and... 2 weeks
YouTube spends $25 million to fight fake news - CNET
CNET Your favorite YouTubers may be stepping in give you a crash course on spotting it. 2 weeks
google combats fake news videos on youtube w article snippets more context partnerships Google combats ‘fake news’ videos on YouTube w/ article snippets, more context, & partnerships
9to5Google Last year, Google Search had to address “fake... 2 weeks
YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism
ABC NEWS Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to make news better on its platform, including supporting news organizations and cracking down on misinformation 2 weeks
cyberattacks targeting canadian troops in latvia seem to be easing off Cyberattacks targeting Canadian troops in Latvia seem to be easing off
CBC It's been all quiet on the eastern front lately for Canadian troops in Latvia,... 2 weeks
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Apple reveals 70 new emoji for iPhone X, and iCloud has a Big Brother in China - CNET
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