Fake News

  • Hoax busting site Snopes facing financial shutdown

    … raised close to $350,000 toward its goal. If Snopes were to close down, it’s almost a guarantee another site could rise from its ashes. However, none of them would have the cache and credibility Snopes does. Losing Snopes would not only embolden conspiracy theorists and partisan ‘news’ sites, it would also be a great loss of a plethora of investigative information that has had a big hand in trying to prevent ignorance on the internet. …

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • The Dangerous Spread Of Fake Ads

    … This article was originally published on huffingtonpost.com Cowritten with Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Cardiac Surgeon and Host of the Emmy-Award Winning ‘The Dr. Oz Show’. Did Fake News Sneak up on America? A recent Pew Research Center study reports that two-thirds…

    Acceleration Partnersin Affiliate Paid Search Mobile- 17 readers -
  • What does Google’s “Project Owl” mean for search and fake news?

    … by misinformation on the internet. The world is completely distressed. They demand that 1) someone be responsible and 2) for them to take action and fix the ‘fake news’ problem. Oh – hi Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg. Who else other than Google and Facebook, right? The public wants solutions from search engines and social media giants to tackle…

    Search Engine Watch- 18 readers -
  • Facebook turns to old media to fight fake news prior to UK election

    … Facebook turns to old media to fight fake news prior to UK election In the run up to Election Day in the UK, Facebook has turned to an unlikely ally in their continuing struggle against ‘fake news’. The social network behemoth has taken out several print ads in UK newspapers on how to recognize fake news. While the ads do contain helpful…

    Greg's Cornerin Social Facebook- 21 readers -
  • How Google is Winning the Fake News Battle

    …: Unsplash.com Problematic Search Suggestions Reporting System In February, Google rolled out a test that would give users the opportunity to report any offensive and problematic search suggestions. This way, Google hopes to collect enough insightful data in order to change their algorithm to improve search suggestions, instead of having to go around…

    Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google Facebook How To's- 22 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…

    Greg's Corner- 19 readers -
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘Fake News’

    … What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘Fake News’ April 13, 2017 by Julie Bernard Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary Perhaps it takes German lawmakers to remind us that “fake news” is not defined as anything we choose it to mean. While Germany’s newly proposed social-media bill makes its way toward that country’s Parliament, here…

    Street Fight- 22 readers -
  • 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…

    Lush Digital- 17 readers -
  • 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- 24 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- 17 readers -
  • 3 Rules for Content Marketing in the Fake News Era

    … I spend most of my life doing five things: sleeping, scheming, reading, writing, and answering questions about content marketing. Lately—as I’ve traveled from Toronto to London to Austin to speak at conferences and lead strategy workshops—it’s mostly been the latter. Here’s one question that keeps coming up: What does Facebook’s fake news problem…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 25 readers -
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