Hackers, fake news and worldwide panic: The plot of ‘The Paladin’ feels eerily real

The latest novel by David Ignatius is a chilling spy thriller about the way the Internet can be weaponized. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-01 14:06:26 UTC ]
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The fiction writers saw it coming: The plot of ‘The End of October’ feels all too real

Lawrence Wright’s new novel about a pandemic was meant to be speculative. The author says he’s both proud and embarrassed about what turned out to be foresight. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-24 12:00:00 UTC ]
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New fake news dilemma: sites publish real scoops amid mess of false reports

Louise Mensch is among a number of bloggers offering a mix of true and inaccurate stories, forcing readers to discern for truth for themselvesThe need for vigilance in distinguishing real journalism from “fake news” has become well established since Donald Trump was elected with help from bogus... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Does Facebook’s New Tool for Fighting Fake News Mean for Real Publishers?

Facebook announced yet another tweak to the algorithm that governs its users’ News Feeds yesterday. The social network has introduced a new tool that allows users to flag a post as “a false news story.” The move follows ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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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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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

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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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Forget 'fake news': Adam Curtis' film says we live in a 'fake world' designed by bankers and politicians

A sinister world rises from the soothing, if mischievous, voice of Adam Curtis: politicians and financiers have created alternate realities that prey on our fears while Facebook and other cyberspace distractions toy with our vanities with promises of escape and virtual redemption. At a time when... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News Corp. Touts Print Ads, But Books, Real Estate Are Real Winners

News Corp. continues to tout the strength of its legacy newspaper business even though most of the company's growth now stems from expansions in the real estate and book publishing markets. Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Using School Libraries to Fight Fake News

How one school librarian has addressed fake news in his curriculum -- and how it can be replicated. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-15 10:31:27 UTC ]
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We didn't start the fire: News Corp defends false arson claims that spread worldwide | Weekly Beast

‘We never overplayed the arson story,’ Campbell Reid protests. Plus: Virginia Trioli punches backCampbell Reid came armed with facts and figures to defend the Murdoch empire from accusations of climate denialism.News Corp’s corporate affairs executive was part of a Judith Neilson Institute... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-13 02:26:57 UTC ]
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The Graveyard Talks Back: Arundhati Roy on Fiction in the Time of Fake News

Below is the text of the 2020 Clark Lecture in English Literature instituted by Trinity College, Cambridge. * Thank you for inviting me to deliver this, the Clark Lecture, now in its 152nd year. When I received the invitation, I scrolled down the list of previous speakers, the many “Sirs” and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-12 09:49:50 UTC ]
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Florida men deny smalltown library access to the New York Times online, citing “fake news.”

The bullpen of the 1993 San Diego Padres Citrus County Commission (pictured above) has denied funding to county libraries for digital subscriptions to the New York Times. Led by left-handed middle-reliever area man Scott Carnahan, the commission (comprised of Scott, Jeff, Ron, Jimmie, and Brian)... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-05 16:08:55 UTC ]
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An online warehouse gone rogue. Driverless cars, hijacked: Fiction that feels eerily possible.

In two dystopian novels — ‘The Warehouse’ and ‘The Passengers’ — the near future seems very close indeed Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-09 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Endeavour scoops Woolley's book on 'next frontier of fake news'

Octopus imprint Endeavour has scooped the "gripping inside story of the next frontier of fake news" from digital propaganda expert Dr Samuel Woolley. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-05 10:18:03 UTC ]
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Poll finds 90% of Canadians have fallen for fake news

Ninety per cent of Canadians say they have fallen for fake news online, with many listing Facebook as the most common source of misleading reports, according to a new international public opinion poll. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-11 04:01:00 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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Facebook catches 3 billion fake accounts, but the ones it misses are the real problem

The company, which reports 2.39 billion monthly active users, says it zapped 3 BILLION fake accounts in two quarters alone, and that it caught only “most of them.” Facebook held a press call today to report to the world that it has removed 3 billion fake accounts during the last quarter of 2018... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-05-23 15:50:14 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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