Singapore debates a law targeting fake news online. Critics warn of a chilling effect

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under fire all over the world for not doing enough to police their platforms for misinformation. The Singaporean government thinks it has a solution: a law that imposes jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential fines for posting or failing... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-08 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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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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German online copyright law to take effect in August

A German online copyright law that will give publishers the exclusive right to the commercial use of their publications on the Internet will come into effect on Aug. 1. The law was published in Germany’s Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) on Tuesday. After a law is published in the... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Truth Itself Becomes Suspicious: On Rob Brotherton’s “Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News”

IN 1889, the science fiction writer Jules Verne and his son, Michel, envisioned that, in a thousand years, there would be a personally curated newsfeed. What’s really remarkable about that futuristic prediction, says author Rob Brotherton in his new book, Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News, is... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-09-05 17:00:41 UTC ]
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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

[ The New York Times | 2018-03-02 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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Journalist emails targeted in hack on WSJ other News Corp media outlets

The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and other outlets were affected by an attack that News Corp’s cyber consultants say is linked to China. Cyber thieves accessed emails and other documents of News Corp employees, including journalists, in a hack that affected The Wall Street Journal,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2022-02-04 12:56:21 UTC ]
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Ishiguro warns of 'online lynch mob' stifling young writers' creativity

Nobel Prize-winning author Sir Kazuo Ishiguro has revealed concerns that young writers are “self-censoring” to avoid an “anonymous lynch mob that turns up online and makes their lives a misery”.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-01 15:01:44 UTC ]
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Lauren Oyler’s ‘Fake Accounts’ Captures the Relentlessness of Online Life

Oyler’s debut novel is about a smart, irascible narrator who is steeped in the concerns and tone of social media. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-01-26 21:16:27 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

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-25 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Buzzfeed to take over online news site HuffPost

The deal will bring together two of the world's most high-profile digital media firms. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2020-11-19 19:56:28 UTC ]
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On Rethinking Online Book Events: Critical Linking, July 31, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-07-31 10:30:00 UTC ]
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AAP bid: consumer watchdog warns Nine and News Corp against any attempt to block sale

Exclusive: ACCC chair says any ‘inappropriate impediments to sale’ would ‘raise concerns’, as consortium puts in bid for newswire serviceThe chair of the competition and consumer watchdog, Rod Sims, says any attempt by News Corp and Nine to block a potential sale of Australian Associated Press... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-24 03:58:08 UTC ]
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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

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-01 14:06:26 UTC ]
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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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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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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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