Facebook and Google Pressured EU Experts to Soften Fake News Regulations, Say Insiders

Google and Facebook pressured and “arm-wrestled” a group of experts to soften European guidelines on online disinformation and fake news, Continue reading at 'Editor & Publisher'

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-05-21 15:02:38 UTC ]
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News Media Alliance targets Facebook and Google in fight against fake news

Alliance of 2,000 organizations says the two companies’ dominance in online advertising and traffic has created an unsustainable future for journalismNews outlets are seeking permission from the US Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook, two companies that dominate... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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​Facebook and Google executives clash over ‘fake news’

A head-to-head debate between the executives leading Facebook and Google’s efforts to court publishers revealed sharp divisions between the two internet companies’ approaches to stemming “fake news” and disinformation. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2018-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French to fight fake news with backing from Google, Facebook

News organizations operating in France will open up a new fact-checking service, CrossCheck, at the end of this month. Their initial focus will be on covering the forthcoming French elections, but with a number of international organizations participating, the project's reach could... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2017-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook and Google take action against fake news sites

Responding to growing concerns over the spread of misinformation online in the weeks and months before Election Day, Facebook and Google have announced plans to restrict sites that publish fake news from using online advertising. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2016-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What the Proliferation of Fake News on Google and Facebook Means for Advertisers

Just days after facing harsh criticism for allowing fake news stories to be read unchecked across the internet, Google and Facebook are now rushing to put in place policies that cut off advertising dollars for websites publishing fictional information. The move—which aims to potentially stem the... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2016-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news

Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news.Facebook also said Monday it had updated the policy for its Audience Network, which places ads on websites and mobile apps, to explicitly clarify that it applies to fake news.“In... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2016-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google, Facebook Say They Won't Serve Ads to Fake News Sites

Google and Facebook took steps to punish fake news websites amid growing scrutiny of technology platforms for permitting false information to spread online.On Monday, Alphabet Inc.'s Google said it's implementing a new policy that pulls its popular advertising tool from websites that run... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU proposals could see news publishers paid by Google and Facebook

Measures are part of a series of planned European commission changes designed to strengthen rights of creators and publishersNews publishers would have stronger rights to demand payment from digital giants such as Google and Facebook in exchange for using their content, under proposed European... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook to End News Feed Experiment in 6 Countries That Magnified Fake News

A booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The social network is stopping the experiment known as Explore, which separates news publishers from its main site. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With the Help of Washington, News Publishers Fight to Recapture Advertising Dollars From Facebook and Google

Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp and co-chairman of Fox Corp., who built his fortune in the newspaper Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-10-01 07:00:50 UTC ]
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Elections in India and the EU Mean a Flood of Homegrown Fake News

“Stupefying speed.” Bloomberg checked in with Vishvas News, Facebook’s largest Indian-language fact-checking contractor, to see how things went during India’s general elections. (Results Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-05-23 18:00:08 UTC ]
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Alarming Lessons From Facebook’s Push to Stop Fake News in India

The world’s largest election has become something of a test case in how technology giants handle fake news after years Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-05-21 19:00:27 UTC ]
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In EU copyright battle, Google challenges the will of regulators

Small publishers overly reliant on Google and digital advertising are likely to feel the pain if copyright reform changes go through. The post In EU copyright battle, Google challenges the will of regulators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook just purged hundreds of fake accounts linked to a Russian news network

This is just the last announcement in its crackdown on “inauthentic” behavior. Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher published a blog post this morning saying the company has discovered and removed hundreds of pages and accounts it deemed to be “inauthentic.” The pages came... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Older people more likely to share fake news on Facebook, study finds

Researchers suggest over-65s may lack skills to determine veracity of online newsOlder people are almost four times more likely to have shared fake news on Facebook than the younger generation, according to research published in the journal Science.On average, American Facebook users over 65... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google News may shut over EU plans to charge tax for links

Search engine is lobbying hard to stop proposed tax, aimed at compensating news publishers Google’s top news executive has refused to rule out shutting down Google News in EU countries, as the search engine faces a battle with Brussels over plans to charge a “link tax” for using news... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook advertises for 'fake news' fact checkers

Firm changes initial ad for ‘news credibility specialists’ to ‘news publisher specialists’Facebook has advertised for “news credibility specialists” to fact-check content that appears on its site, after accusations of bias and the ongoing controversy over fake news. Almost two years after the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As Facebook ignores memes, even fake news about Mark Zuckerberg spreads like wildfire

A few days ago, the Columbia Journalism Review published a thorough and frightening look into Facebook’s fact-checking program. The social network enlists organizations like Snopes and PolitiFact to scroll through thousands of contested articles and deem how factual they are. As CJR writes, the... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Announces Initiative to Help Publishers and Combat Fake News

At a press event in New York City, Google announced today that it's rolling out the Google News Initiative, in which it's investing $300 million over the next three years. The goal is to help publishers make money and to combat "fake news," which consists of several products designed to help... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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