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 online advertising and online news traffic.The News Media Alliance, which represents nearly 2,000 news organizations in the US and Canada, says that because of those two companies’ dominance, news publishers are forced to “surrender their content and play by their rules on how news and information is displayed, prioritized and monetized”. Related: Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing' Related: Google and Facebook 'will lose millions in ads over extremism fears' Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-10 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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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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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 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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Facebook's new media guidelines are focused on stopping fake news

Facebook came under fire after it admitted that it published 3,000 Russian-linked advertisements designed to influence the US Presidential Election. Those ads pointed to Pages that trafficked in fake news, which has been one of the social network's b... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook disables modified link previews to fight fake news

Facebook has begun implementing a new feature that can prevent fake news from making it on the social network. It has started killing non-publisher Pages' ability to edit the link previews that appear on the website when they post a story, including... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Digiday | 2017-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Enlisting American Users in the Fight Against Fake News

Facebook's going to need all the help it can get to combat fake news.  With that in mind, the company is enlisting users to fight the good fight, revealing a five-part plan to cleanse its platform of faux publishers that make money off click-bait headlines that contain blatant untruths. The... Continue reading at AdWeek

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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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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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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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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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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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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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School Libraries and Their Fight Against Fake News

A school librarian talks about how he teaches students to think critically about fake news on the internet. Continue reading at Book Riot

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What Google and Facebook need to do to fight disinformation

Both Google and Facebook have acted surprisingly quickly to remove disinformation related to the COVID-19 virus over the past few weeks, considering their somewhat mixed track record when it comes to removing hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and trolls related to political campaigns. But experts... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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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

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Germany’s biggest publisher sales houses unite to fight Google, Facebook and Amazon

Axel Springer and Funke Mediengruppe’s joint sales house Media Impact has joined forces with the joint sales house of fellow publishing juggernauts RTL Groupe and Gruner+Jahr to solidify an advertising alliance that sells the combined inventory of all four media groups. The post Germany’s... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-05-28 04:01:59 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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