For an understanding of how fake news originates and spreads, take a look at AFP FactCheck, which examines and debunks “information” from around the globe. It is fascinating, disturbing and obviously a lot of work for the AFP team.…
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Are trained journalists or is Artificial Intelligence best at determining fake news? Essentially, the question comes down to reliance on people either way: those who program AI or journalists who write news to determine the fact. Adweek reports that a …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …