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Ministers meet social media firms over vaccination fake news  Sky News · 1 week
Government ministers are meeting social media firms today to discuss how they can tackle the spread of disinformation about vaccinations. more
Internet communities can teach amateurs to build personalized governments  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The internet has its perils with privacy breaches and fake news, but on the plus side, a whole generation of youth have been teaching themselves skills in leadership and community-building,... more
Trump criticizes tech firms at White House’s conservative social media summit  Global News · 2 weeks
Trump lashed out in a Twitter post before the event on Thursday at some social media companies and traditional news firms, saying, "The Fake News is... more
Trump hails conservatives for bypassing 'fake news'  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump is telling the conservative critics of social media that they've successfully used the platforms to send messages directly to the American people more
The Latest: Trump hails social media, slams 'fake news'  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump says social media allows messages to be sent directly to the people without going through the "fake news filter." more
Trump is hosting a social media summit, but Facebook and Twitter aren’t invited  Global News · 2 weeks
Trump lashed out in a Twitter post before the event on Thursday at some social media companies and traditional news firms, saying,... more
WhatsApp Messages Can Be Traced Without Diluting End-to-End Encryption, IIT-M Professor Says  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on... more
How Facebook Fought Fake News About Facebook  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Stormchaser is a tool was designed to track hoaxes and "memes" about Facebook on the social network and other company-owned services including WhatsApp. more
Is that news really 'fake,' or is it just biased?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In an era of concern over 'fake news,' a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased.... more
Is that news really 'fake,' or is it just biased?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In an era of concern over "fake news," a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased. more
How conspiracy theories followed man to the Moon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It was the biggest piece of supposed fake news before the term "fake news" was even invented. more
Facebook Says Private Groups Are Its Future, Some Are Hubs for Misinformation and Hate  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long touted membership in private, "meaningful" communities as central to the future of the social... more
So, you think you've spotted some 'fake news' — now what?  CBC · 2 weeks
Here are some ways to check what you're seeing online — and some tips... more
Endless AI-generated spam risks clogging up Google’s search results  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Over the past year, AI systems have made huge strides in their ability to generate convincing text, churning... more
Facebook civil rights audit says white supremacy policy is ‘too narrow’  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Facebook’s second progress report pertaining to the civil rights audit conducted by former ACLU Washington Director Laura Murphy is here. Over the last six months, Facebook... more
Google directing people to extreme content and conspiracy theories  Sky News · 3 weeks
Google is directing people towards misinformation and conspiracy theories by placing YouTube videos prominently in its search results, an investigation by Sky News has found. more
YouTube inadvertently promoting obsessions and extreme views  Sky News · 3 weeks
Google is directing people towards misinformation and conspiracy theories by placing YouTube videos prominently in its search results, an investigation by Sky News has found. more
Deepfake detection algorithms will never be enough  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
You may have seen news stories last week about researchers developing tools that can detect deepfakes with greater than 90 percent accuracy.... more
Zuckerberg says US govt inaction allowed fake news to spread  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that a lack of action by US authorities on fake political content on the platform after the 2016 US election helped pave... more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says 'Deepfake' Videos Different From Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Zuckerberg is considering to treat "deepfakes" and misinformation separately so that altered "deepfake" videos can be tackled in a better way. more
Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. more
Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. more
Fake news 'vaccine' works: 'Pre-bunking' game reduces susceptibility to disinformation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Study of thousands of players shows a simple online game works like a 'vaccine,' increasing skepticism of fake news by giving people a 'weak dose' of the methods... more
Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Google announced this morning it’s expanding its two-year-old digital safety and citizenship curriculum for children, “Be Internet Awesome,” to now... more
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