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Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral. more
Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
US FCC Affirms That Carriers Can Block Unwanted, Spam Text Messages  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The US FCC voted 3-to-1 to classify text messages as an information service rather than a telecommunications service. more
Last gasp: Net neutrality activists scramble for votes in Congress - CNET  CNET · 4 days
As time gets short to force action in the House, pressure mounts on telecom-backed Democrats. more
Activists target telecom-backed Dems in fight to overturn net neutrality repeal - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Only 38 more signatures are needed to force a vote in the House to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality regulations. Seventeen of those... more
Dell’s long game is in hybrid and private clouds  TechCrunch · 5 days
When Dell voted to buy back the VMware tracking stock and go public again this morning, you had to be wondering what exactly the strategy was behind these moves. While... more
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds etcd to its open source stable  TechCrunch · 6 days
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open source home of projects like Kubernetes and Vitess, today announced that its technical committee has voted... more
Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again  TechCrunch · 6 days
Dell just announced that it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the buy-back price... more
Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and will likely go public  TechCrunch · 6 days
Dell just announced that it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the... more
Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign more
US tech giants decry Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ new anti-encryption law  TechCrunch · 6 days
A group of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have collectively denounced the new so-called “anti-encryption” law passed by the Australian parliament last week. The bill... more
Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices more
OnePlus Product Awards nominations announced, in-display fingerprint reader absent  9to5Google · 1 week
The OnePlus Product Awards give fans and community members the chance to vote for their favorite features — both... more
2019 Elections: Facebook to Check Indian Political Ads in Build-Up to Vote  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook said it would start verifying ads from Thursday and, from next year, show a disclaimer on all political ads giving more information on... more
Canadians warned ‘troll farms’ could influence online debate before federal election: report  Global News · 2 weeks
The centre says these online actors create social media accounts or hijack existing profiles, and even set up "troll farms" of employees paid to... more
EU steps up fight against 'fake news' ahead of elections  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
EU authorities step up efforts to fight Russian-backed disinformation campaigns ahead of continent's elections next year more
EU steps up fight against Russian 'fake news' ahead of vote  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
EU authorities step up efforts to fight Russian-backed disinformation campaigns ahead of continent's elections next year more
Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament... more
Why the rise of populist nationalist leaders rewrites global climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil not only marks the rise of another populist nationalist leader on the world stage. It's also a turning point... more
Olympics, elections and K-Pop dominated Twitter in Canada this year  Global News · 2 weeks
While Justin Trudeau, K-Pop and Drake were among the most-mentioned topics on Twitter Canada this year, there was another huge theme in 2018. more
New York commission votes to increase minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on Tuesday to set a minimum pay rate for drivers who work for app-based companies... more
Hackers reportedly breached Republican campaign committee emails during 2018 elections  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was hacked during the 2018 midterm elections, according to a... more
How a candidate's looks may be swinging your vote (without you even realising it)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If someone asks you why you chose the election candidate you voted for, you will likely have a good answer.... more
Facebook exempts news outlets from political ads transparency labels  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Facebook pissed off journalists earlier this year when it announced that ads run by news publishers to promote their articles involving elected officials, candidates, and national issues would have to... more
A study analyzes the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the election  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Research has studied the effectiveness of micro-targeted political advertising on social media such as Facebook in the United States. The research concludes that it... more
Manafort reportedly visited WikiLeaks' Assange in lead-up to election - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The last meeting took place around March 2016, at about the time Manafort joined Donald Trump's US presidential campaign, the Guardian reports. more
Facebook Election 'War Room' Goes Quiet - for Now  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
"The war room will be operational ahead of major events, and it still stands," Facebook vice president of product management Guy Rosen said on Twitter. more
Facebook denies report that election war room was disbanded  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Facebook’s election war room monitors and dashboards remain, since so does the threat of election interference. Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that its election war room that it paraded reporters... more
Facebook election 'war room' goes quiet—for now  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook said on Monday a "war room" set up to defend the social network from abuses aimed at influencing elections in Brazil and the US has gone quiet. more
Google lays out narrow ‘EU election advertiser’ policy ahead of 2019 vote  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Google has announced its plan for combating election interference in the European Union ahead of elections next May when up to 350 million voters... more
Google tightens political ad policies ahead of 2019 EU elections  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Google has announced it will publicize the identity of organizations paying for political ads during the... more
FCC Approves SpaceX, Telesat, LeoSat and Kepler Internet Constellations  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. more
Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite governor support  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The election of Democrat Laura Kelly as governor does not ensure that Kansas will expand Medicaid to cover to cover thousands of uninsured adults more
Google lays outs narrow “EU election advertiser” policy ahead of 2019 vote  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Google has announced its plan for combating election interference in the European Union, ahead of elections next May when up to 350 million voters... more
Google tightens political ad rules ahead of Europe elections  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Google said Thursday it's expanding stricter political advertising requirements to the European Union as part of efforts to curb misinformation and increase transparency ahead of the bloc's elections next year. more
Google Tightens Political Ad Rules Ahead of Europe Elections  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Google will require every political ad to disclose who is paying for it while also tightening up its identity verification process for ad buyers. more
Antidepressant use increased after Brexit vote  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has shown that use of antidepressants have risen in England after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. There has also been a sharp fall in prescription of other medications, the... more
Nissan board to vote on Ghosn's dismissal  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The fate of Nissan's disgraced Carlos Ghosn as chairman of the Japanese car giant is set to be decided Thursday when board members meet to vote on his dismissal, days after the tycoon's arrest... more
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Concerns about "fake news" have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years. The extraordinary amount of attention paid... more
Hackers likely to target Canadian parties, says Conservative campaign chair  CBC · 4 weeks
There is a very real risk that Canada's political parties will be hacked in the lead-up... more
De-moo-cracy: Swiss farmer's quest to save cow horns goes to vote  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Concern over the cruelty of removing a cow's horns had not been one of Switzerland's most pressing political issues. more
Twitter bots had 'disproportionate' role spreading misinformation in 2016 election: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An analysis of information shared on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election has found that automated accounts—or "bots"—played a disproportionate role in spreading misinformation online. more
Study analyzes the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on U.S. elections  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Republican Donald Trump's team spent $44 million on Facebook, running 175,000 different adverts during the 2016 election campaign, compared to a spend of $28 million by... more
Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on... more
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