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 online stories.But readers are now being confronted with an even tougher challenge: decoding the work of writers whose track records of faulty reporting are occasionally interrupted by stories that are actually true. Related: Louise Mensch: the former British MP who scooped US media on Trump's Russian ties I do not expect to hit 100% in terms of accuracy but I do hope, when all is said and done, to be over 80% Related: Facebook promised to tackle fake news. But the evidence shows it's not working Continue reading... 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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Fake news site National Report: ‘We’re doing a public service’

Is National Report a menace or a public good? Fake news publishers are taking advantage of how people read and share news. But National Report says its doing good work. The post Fake news site National Report: ‘We’re doing a public service’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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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

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More Than 50 AAP Reporters Likely to be Offered Jobs at News Corp and Nine Amid Closure

More than 50 Australian Associated Press journalists are likely to be offered jobs at News Corp Australia and Nine Entertainment as the Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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More than 50 AAP reporters likely to be offered jobs at News Corp and Nine amid closure

Around 200 journalists are set to be made redundant by the shock closure, which will hit the industry hardMore than 50 Australian Associated Press journalists are likely to be offered jobs at News Corp Australia and Nine Entertainment as the two media giants look to boost staff ranks after... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

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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

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Newsweek Media Group’s Publisher and Finance Director Resign Amid Reports of Advertising Fraud

Newsweek Media Group's chairman and finance director have resigned from their roles at the company. Newsweek Media Group (formerly IBT Media)--which owns Newsweek, International Business Times and other digital media properties--confirmed in a memo to staff on Thursday that Etienne Uzac and... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Amid “Fake News,” Magazines Can Offer Credibility, Safer Ad Environments, Argues New MPA Campaign

More than 120 major magazines will lend ad pages to the six-month campaign, titled "Magazine Media. Better. Believe It." The post Amid “Fake News,” Magazines Can Offer Credibility, Safer Ad Environments, Argues New MPA Campaign appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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How Facebook’s Efforts to Combat Fake News Will Affect Link Previews From Publishers

The next battleground in Facebook's war against fake news is the link previews on shared posts from publishers. Product manager for news Alex Hardiman announced in a blog post that non-publisher pages can no longer overwrite link metadata--such as headlines, descriptions and images--in Graph API... Continue reading at AdWeek

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French publishers face delays and transparency issues in Facebook’s fake-news crackdown

French publishers are happy about Facebook's fact-checking initiative, but there's room for improvement. The post French publishers face delays and transparency issues in Facebook’s fake-news crackdown appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook Trains AI to Identify False News Spam Sites

Facebook is taking another step to penalize the lowest quality websites by lowering their visibility on the social network.Facebook is using artificial intelligence to identify when a link leads to a website with the worst ad experiences, like sponsored content spam and other negative cues, and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

Adverts contain a list of ten things to look out for when deciding whether a story is genuine. Continue reading at BBC World

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German publishers are skipping Facebook’s fake-news initiative

“When you ask five questions, Facebook has the answer to none of them,” said one publishing exec. “The initiative appears to be set up by amateurs." The post German publishers are skipping Facebook’s fake-news initiative appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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In Facebook-led coalition to fight fake news, French publishers face resource strain

This week Facebook revealed it has partnered with eight French media companies to fact-check and filter news articles that have been flagged by its users. The news follows a similar effort started by news coalition led by First Draft News. French publishers have welcomed the efforts but admit... Continue reading at Digiday

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Status report: How European countries are fighting fake news

The fake-news firehose is still flowing. A turbulent political climate in Europe with multiple elections running across countries means publishers, governments and trade bodies are collaborating to try and fight fake news. MPs in the U.K. have launched an investigation this week. In France,... Continue reading at Digiday

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German publishers keen for more dialogue with Facebook on its fake-news crackdown

Facebook is making it easier for people in Germany to report fake news, but it might not be enough to convince publishers that it's willing to help turn the platform into a distribution channel for serious journalism. Publishers have been keen for more discussion with the platform about how to... Continue reading at Digiday

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Why Facebook’s fake news measures won’t stamp out imposter publishers

Facebook's announcement that it was taking steps to crack down on hoaxes and fake news on the platform drew attention to a specific type of fake news ads -- those that masquerade as legitimate news sites. Publishers have long been the victim of such schemes, but they have few options to squash... Continue reading at Digiday

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Why top publishers are still stuck distributing fake news

Fake news doesn't just get airplay on Facebook. Ads for such bogus stories have wound up in unexpected places, including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Even big publishers like them are limited in their ability to completely wipe out such ads. “It really exposes the inherent flaw of... Continue reading at Digiday

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