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Trust in Online Content Quickly Changing

Possibly it is the the concern over fake news, or how content was delivered through Facebook, whatever the cause our trust in online content is diminishing. Adobe did a study of online content trust and ZDNet explains the fascinating and …

Google and Facebook Changes Showing Impact

In the wake of fake media placements and for better advertising results, Google and Facebook have started changing the way they post news stories. When these changes were announced, media companies expressed concern that it would impact their revenues. The

Google Search’s Twitter Results: A Problem

Search results on Google often give preference to Twitter and tweets. Mashable has come out with strong criticism of these Twitter results, explaining that it leads to the proliferation of “fake news” and “false information”. Jason Abbruzzese, the writer, shows …

What “Fake News” Laws Might Look Like

Some of the social media giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about fake news. As legislators debate whether to begin regulating fake news, the Goldman blog looks at what laws European countries have …

Science Behind Fake News Going Viral

Scientific American has an article that explains scientifically what causes fake news to go viral…and it has similarities to a virus attacking a host. It seems that the the mathematical model showing how a host responds to a virus can …

Viral Photo of Whale and Seal Hugging

The Washington Post has a story about a photo of a beluga whale and seal hug that went viral, that many wanted to believe was real, but which proved how fake news or photos can quickly circulate. The viral photo …

Media Literacy Educates Against Fake News

Can third graders be taught to discern fake news when they read it? That is what Washington is hoping to do with a new statewide school program it is implementing. Recent studies have shown young adults are quite poor at …

Consumer Reaction to Fake News

Adweek has prepared an infographic, based on research done by Origin/Hill Holliday, of how fake news and false content are effecting consumers and brands. In the short time that fake news has become an issue, its impact is already seeing …

Combating ‘Fake News’ with Advertising

Media brands being deemed ‘Fake News’ are turning to advertising to address the accusation. Their marketing often educates people on the rigorous processes that make good journalism. A number of these media are claiming that subscriptions and viewership are up …

How Fake News Tricks The Mind

National Geographic demonstrates how fake news tricks the mind. The publication wants you to answer this simple question: “How many animals of each kind did Moses put on the ark?” The common answer of two is wrong, because it wasn’t …