Fake News

  • Will Facebook Alert Users That They Have Read or Shared Fake News?

    Will Facebook start letting users know when they read or share stories that turn out to be fake news? Vice president of News Feed Adam Mosseri spoke on a panel at the University of California Berkeley Thursday night and mentioned doing just that as a possible solution, Megan Rose Dickey of TechCrunch reported.

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  • Facebook Takes Fake News Fight to Germany

    Facebook is extending its efforts to combat fake news to Germany. The social network announced in December that it was turning to third-party fact-checking organizations to help combat fake news and hoaxes, as well as making it easier for users to report fake news and flag questionable posts. Speculation that fake news on Facebook affected the recent U.S.

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 12 readers -
  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … Facebook’s efforts to bolster its relationships with media and news organizations and journalists continued with Wednesday’s introduction of the Facebook Journalism Project. Director of product Fidji Simo introduced Facebook Journalism Project in a Newsroom post, saying that the initiative has three objectives: collaborative development…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
  • It’s Time to Rethink the Algorithm

    … over claimed political ideologies of its news promotion, Facebook axed its entire human editorial staff, replacing the presentation with an algorithmically driven agenda, designed to mix top trends with individualize relevance. Algorithms, unfortunately, can’t identify fake news stories as effectively as humans can. Shortly after, the platform…

    AllTwitterin Facebook Retargeting- 11 readers -
  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    … Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. And a happy 2017 to all of our Search Engine Watch readers! This week, we’ve got a health-conscious New Year’s update from Bing, a new AI-powered search engine which is transforming scientific research, and a look at why the fake…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 14 readers -
  • CNN uses video game footage to portray Russian hackers

    … CNN uses video game footage to portray Russian hackers As we’ve shown on this blog, one of the hot topics of 2016 was the tide of fake news that plagued the internet at large. What makes the fake news so acceptable these days is when cable news channels inadvertently engage in it. Recently, CNN was discussing the spate of news regarding so…

    Greg's Corner- 9 readers -
  • Brand Newsroom 121: The rise of post-truth everything, and why it needs to stop

    … for brands? Nic, James and Sarah have a passionate discussion in this week’s Brand Newsroom. Here are some key take-outs: It’s getting harder to tell what news is real and what’s fake. Social media platforms like Facebook have allowed this “news” to spread without any of the fact-checking traditional media has always done. This is happening…

    Lush Digital- 12 readers -
  • Facebook’s fighting fake news again

    Facebook’s fighting fake news again It feels like old home week again when it comes to the news. First we had yet another Yahoo hack and now Facebook is implementing new measures to fight fake news, again. This time they mean it. According to reports, Facebook is testing new tools for reporting fake news. It’s basically the same tools they have for reporting spam.

    Greg's Corner- 19 readers -
  • Facebook to Users: Does This Link’s Title Use Misleading Language?

    … this @PhillyInquirer headline is fake? pic.twitter.com/cCUpwtvQlS — Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) December 5, 2016 Krewson was given the following options to choose from: not at all, slightly, somewhat, very much and completely. Facebook confirmed to Coldewey that it was conducting surveys along these lines but did not provide further details. Readers: Have you seen any similar surveys in your News Feeds? Image on homepage courtesy of Shutterstock. …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
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