Fake News

    • What does Google’s “Project Owl” mean for search and fake news?

      Have you heard of Google’s “Project Owl” yet? If not, then you’re in for some fun, because this is a hoot. Let’s start at the beginning. Fall of 2016: Trump gets nominated to the presidency. Still in fall of 2016: All around the world, people are asking “WHO? WHAT? HOW?” That’s when researchers found that American voters were influenced by misinformation on the internet.

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    • How Google is Winning the Fake News Battle

      2 May 2017 | Evie Palaiochorinou How Google is Winning the Fake News Battle Fake news quickly became a destructive force last autumn after grabbing the headlines. Search engines soon jumped into battle against fake news websites and publishers in order to defend their ground. As many will be aware, Google and Facebook have been two of the major companies affected by fake news concerns.

      Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google Facebook How To's- 15 readers -
  • Another ironic name pledges to fight fake news

    … of dollars into fighting fake news while his site continues to house racists, scam artists and criminals. Now, another person who shouldn’t throw stones in a glass house has thrown his weight behind the fight against fake news. Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, and he just launched a new platform called WikiTribune to help combat…

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  • What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘Fake News’

    … in the United States powerful voices have co-opted the term. Germany’s got it right — “fake news” is actually about stories written to win clicks (and potentially do harm). Losing the focus on this accurate definition to spin and political jockeying creates a challenge for the business of marketers, advertisers, and publishers. It is about malicious…

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  • Brand Newsroom 135: What’s wrong with the media today

    … newsrooms and reduced quality. The media is more polarized than ever. We really see this in the US where the laws were changed in the 80s to remove the requirement for balance. Less well-resourced newsrooms mean there’s a lack of specialisation in journalism, making it harder for journalists to hold power to account. Journalists are working very hard…

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  • Google launches Fact Check in search results worldwide

    …; human intervention only occurs when user feedback is filed.” Will Fact Check show up next to all News stories? No. The first step towards Fact Check showing up alongside your results is to add ClaimReview Schema.org tags to your page’s source code, as in the example below from Snopes: A full list of the guidelines can be found on the Google…

    Search Engine Watchin Google- 20 readers -
  • Facebook and craigslist team up to fight fake news, not notice irony

    … Facebook and craigslist team up to fight fake news, not notice irony Since the 2016 Presidential Election, ‘fake news’ has been the story that’s refused to die with Facebook being ground zero for most fake stories that are perpetrated on the internet. In the past Facebook has taken steps to combat this problem without really fixing anything…

    Greg's Cornerin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • 3 Rules for Content Marketing in the Fake News Era

    … fake news. The feature finally rolled out to some users earlier this month, and was first spotted by Gizmodo: Despite these updates, fake news isn’t going anywhere. Facebook and Google now drive the vast majority of traffic to publisher sites. Search and social algorithms incentivize the production of viral fake news stories at a faster rate than…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 22 readers -
  • Robert Glazer on The Dr. Oz Show!

    … Get your DVR ready because there’s an upcoming Dr. Oz episode airing tomorrow that you won’t want to miss. Our very own Robert Glazer, founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners, will be a featured expert on the show. As we’ve written about recently, fake news and ad fraud is a hot topic– so hot, in fact, that it’s burning many…

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  • Anti-Piracy Code to Be Implemented by Google

    … Google has been doing their best to fight the outbreak of fake news. In line with this, Google with the cooperation of the other ‘big’ Search companies is nearing the completion of an agreement that aims to implement anti-piracy measures for search results. The code is essentially a means to purge the presence of links that violate copyright…

    SEO Hacker Blogin Google- 14 readers -
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