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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Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions

Protests over secret study involving 689,000 users in which friends' postings were moved to influence moodsIt already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Forget fake news: How in-feed native ads can spread positive news

For Facebook and publishers of the open web alike, the feed is considered sacred ground for users, delivering a direct stream of content and in-feed ads. But just like any powerful tool placed in the wrong hands, this type of advertising can become a weapon to spread false news or influence with... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digiday Research poll: Apple News dominates publisher focus after Facebook’s news feed changes

Digiday's online poll of publisher executives found that they believe Apple News should be their priority following Facebook's algorithm change. The post Digiday Research poll: Apple News dominates publisher focus after Facebook’s news feed changes appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change

Traffic to news publishers has dipped again since Facebook said it would prioritize users' posts in the news feed, according to multiple data sources. The post As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-19 00:00:00 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’s Latest News Feed Change Sounds Like Bad News for Publishers

The modified algorithm will place higher value on posts by friends, family, and colleagues — at the expense of media brands. The post Facebook’s Latest News Feed Change Sounds Like Bad News for Publishers appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Facebook's News Feed Update Isn't Good News For Publishers—But It May Be For You

Would you rather get your news directly from publishers or from your Facebook friends?If you've been feeling like Facebook is clogging up your News Feed with too many dispiriting news stories and not enough cute baby pictures, this one's for you: The social network is tweaking its algorithm yet... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the social networking company said Thursday. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-23 16:32:45 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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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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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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Facebook Is Expanding Its Test of a Breaking News Tag to Publishers in More Countries

Facebook is expanding the breaking news tag it began testing in March to more markets and displaying the resulting breaking news label in more countries. The social network kicked off the test in March with more than 50 publishers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia. Product... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-11-01 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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Facebook says its free news feed is helping journalism

Company tells Australian regulator that news makes up just 5% of content shared, and downplays its collection and use of people’s data• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Facebook has told the Australian competition regulator that news makes up just 5% of the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-24 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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Facing a trust crisis, Facebook offers up even more context about news feed publishers

Facebook has been making attempts to restore people’s trust in what they come across in their news feeds. In the latest example, the company is rolling out new features that aim to give users more information about the publishers and stories they read. Originally conducted as a test last year,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-03 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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After Facebook news-feed changes, publishers look hopefully to Pinterest

Pinterest represented nearly 8 percent of publishers’ social traffic in the second half of 2017, nearly doubling year over year, according to Shareaholic. The post After Facebook news-feed changes, publishers look hopefully to Pinterest appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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