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the internet made ‘fake news’ a thing—then made it nothing

As an epithet that defines and dominates the current political moment, "fake news" has become as unstuck from fact—and as unstoppable—as any viral hoax. The post The Internet Made 'Fake News' a Thing—Then Made It Nothing appeared first on WIRED.

facebook security chief warns of dangers to fake-news solutions

Facebook's chief security officer warned that the fake-news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks.

is sinclair’s news promo warning of fake news a threat?

copied!David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent, joins MTP Daily to discuss Sinclair Broadcast Group making dozens of local news anchors recite the same script about the dangers of “false news.”Apr.02.2018

fake news and filters aren't fooling internet users

Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren't swaying public opinion, finds a Michigan State University researcher.

humans can’t expect ai to just fight fake news for them

Here’s some news that’s not fake: Not everything you can read on the internet is true. Trouble is, it can be hard to know truths from untruths, and there’s evidence untruths travel faster. Many hands have been wrung in recent months over what to do about made-up news stories created to convert social media shares into page views, ad dollars, and perhaps even political traction. The modest first results from an effort to crowdsource machine learning technology to help stem the flood of falsity are a reminder that machines may help us grapple with fake news—but only if humans take the lead.Late last year, Facebook’s director of AI research Yann LeCun told journalists that machine learning technology that could squash fake news “either exists or can be developed.” The company has since said i

humans can’t expect ai to just fight fake news for them

Here’s some news that’s not fake: Not everything you can read on the internet is true. Trouble is, it can be hard to know truths from untruths, and there’s evidence untruths travel faster. Many hands have been wrung in recent months over what to do about made-up news stories created to convert social media shares into page views, ad dollars, and perhaps even political traction. The modest first results from an effort to crowdsource machine learning technology to help stem the flood of falsity are a reminder that machines may help us grapple with fake news—but only if humans take the lead.Late last year, Facebook’s director of AI research Yann LeCun told journalists that machine learning technology that could squash fake news “either exists or can be developed.” The company has since said i

the internet has serious health problems, mozilla foundation report finds

EnlargeShare this storyAs Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared to face nearly half of the Senate today to explain what went wrong with his company's handling of personal data for millions of Facebook users, the Mozilla Foundation released a report that highlights the dangers posed to the entirety of the Internet ecosystem by the increasing concentration of control over how people experience the online world in the hands of companies like his.Zuckerberg opened his remarks today by saying, "Facebook is an idealistic and optimistic company" and that he and others believed that the tools Facebook created were a force for good. "It's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent those tools from being used for harm as well," he admitted. The danger that Facebook executives overlooked, however,

college students come up with plug-in to combat fake news

A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage.

mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said Wednesday it was launching a drive against "fake news" as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar got its first run-out in public.

facebook to help italy prevent fake news ahead of 2018 election

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is calling on international observers to help prevent “fake news” in the run-up to the country’s 2018 general election.See related Facebook trials 'fake news' warnings Dark web: how Russian trolls spread fake news'Fake news is a weapon that's been turned on the media'Party leader Luigi Di Maio made the plea yesterday following allegations by the ruling Democratic Party (PD) that 5-Star supporters were using interlinked internet accounts to spread misinformation and smear the center-left government, says Reuters.Di Maio, whose party is leading the polls, wrote in a Facebook message: “The problem of fake news exists and we think it is necessary to have the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] monitor news and political debate d

professors get $300,000 grant for digital fake-news detector

Two Penn State professors have received $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that will enable digital devices to weed out fake news.
The university says information sciences and technology professor Dongwon Lee and communications professor S. Shyam Sundar are working on the project.Lee says fake news "has been around for decades" but has been "exacerbated" on the internet and social media platforms.The professors plan to investigate "characteristic indicators of fake news" and develop complex formulas that will enable digital devices to recognize those indicators and purge stories that contain them.Sundar has researched the psychology of online news consumption for two decades.The Associated Press and other media outlets have made efforts to point out fake

facebook and google are struggling to put the fake news genie back in the bottle

As news of the horrific gun attack in Las Vegas unfolded earlier this week, millions of internet users flocked to Google and Facebook to find out what happened.But in the immediate aftermath of the event - the worst mass shooting in modern United States history - widespread confusion was apparent online.
Facebook and Google have been slammed for not doing enough to stem the flood of fake news. Is it actually possible? Photo: APPhony reports from a message board wrongly identifying the gunman were prominent on Google's 'Top News' page in US, and also made their way into Facebook's algorithms, The Washington Post reported.
The 4Chan poster, citing Alex Jones Infowar, claims without basis, that the Las Vegas shooter was involved in a Far Left organisation. Photo: SuppliedIt's troubling ev

to stop fake news, researchers call for internet platforms to choose quality ove

"Fake news" has made headlines and dominated social media chatter since the 2016 presidential election. It appears to be everywhere, and researchers are still determining the scale of the problem, said David Lazer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern.

jimmy kimmel had a third grader explain fake news to trump

Jimmy Kimmel is always keen to clap back at President Donald Trump’s tweets. But this time, he turned to an expert. A third grader.The late-night host called in the big guns on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! after Trump’s tweet about a Stormy Daniels story.“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!” Trump tweeted Wednesday, quoting a Twitter user.A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)! https://t.co/9Is7mHBFda— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018Kimmel wasn’t having it. So he let a kid named Noah be the President’s guide to recognizing fake news. The child unpacked it all “in a very simple way,” Kimmel noted as he intro

facebook takes down dozens of ira-controlled accounts

Facebook has been burned and it is burning others in turn. And wherever there is fire, there will always be damages on either side. Facebook has just announced what is probably its boldest and biggest fake accounts takedown. And while 270 or so accounts pales in comparison to the thousands it already removed, it’s the source of the accounts that makes it such a big move. Facebook has taken down most, but probably not all, accounts and pages connected to the Russian Internet Research Agency, the notorious Internet troll factory blamed for manipulating the outcome of the 2016 US presidential elections.Facebook has been accused of aiding that manipulation, knowingly or otherwise. Facebook, however, is really only the vehicle and means. The source, many contend, is the IRA. Alleged to be a sta

will fake news hit kenya's presidential election?

Fears are growing that fake news could trigger another outbreak of violence in Kenya as the country takes to the polls to vote for the next president.See related Facebook trials 'fake news' warnings 'Fake news is a weapon that's been turned on the media'Peddling political lies is hardly a new phenomenon in Kenya, says Foreign Policy magazine, "but the ante has clearly been upped in recent months, with shameless fearmongering and fake news taking over the internet".What's been happening?Bogus news clips that look like reports from CNN and the BBC claim President Uhuru Kenyatta has a strong lead over his rival Raila Odinga. However, polling suggests neither candidate has enough support to win outright and a run-off appears likely."People who don't watch CNN or the BBC would not know that the

american kids: more than half say they can't spot fake news

Till Jacket—Getty Images/Photononstop RMKids have more access to news and information than at any time in history. Many of them carry a constantly updating digital device in their pockets and refer to it dozens of times a day. But most of them say they're not confident about what news is real and what isn't, according to a new survey from the U.S. non-profit Common Sense Media.Fewer than 45% of American kids, ranging in age from 10 to 18, said they could accurately spot fake news and almost a third of them admitted that some of the stories they had shared were fake after they had passed them along. About a quarter of the 853 participants, perhaps reflecting wider differences of opinion about what is and isn't factual, weren't quite sure if some of the news they had passed along was true or

ten things you need to know today: sunday 12 mar 2017

The inventor of the world wide web has set out a plan to target fake news. Social networking sites and search engines must be pushed to combat the problem of fake news, said Sir Tim Berners-Lee. In an open letter to mark the 28th anniversary of the internet, Sir Tim also outlined a five-year strategy to combat the misuse of personal data, which he said creates a "chilling effect on free speech".

dangers of internet: what is fake news?

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.Though the Madras HC has said that forwarding a message is equal to accepting and endorsing it, it is debatable as to what is fake news. It’s all a question of perception… ~By Ranjeev C DubeyWhen journalist-turned-politician S Ve Shekhar casually forwarded a social media post suggesting that women journalists needed to sleep with their bosses to keep their jobs, he found himself accused of crimes under Sections 504 (Provoking Breach of Peace), 505 (Public Mischief) and 509 (Insulting the Modesty of a Woman) of the IPC. Facing arrest, Shekhar pleaded that he forwarded “ideas” without great thought, whether or not he agreed with them. In any case, he argued that he had no intention of committing a crime.The Madras High Court was unimpr

« les principes fondamentaux d’internet ont été court-circuités et on a laissé f

Avec la vague des « fake news » qui ont pollué la campagne américaine, on a découvert la face cachée de la liberté qu’offre Internet, celle de son dévoiement par des acteurs militants, voire des puissances étrangères. Comment enrayer ce phénomène ? Faut-il réguler l’information en ligne ? Le peut-on ? Ou cette information sans contrôle est-elle le futur de l’info ?Rôle des GAFA (les géants du Web : Google, Apple, Facebook et Amazon) dans la diffusion des fake news, neutralité du Net, pouvoirs des Etats et avenir de la démocratie… C’est en homme inquiet que le spécialiste des libertés sur Internet est intervenu au Monde Festival dimanche 24 septembre,lors d’un entretien sur le thème « Peut-on réguler Internet ? ».Lire l’article : Lawrence Lessig : « Internet est la meilleure et la pire des

cabinet to lobby brussels to abolish 'fake news' watchdog

Photo: Depositphotos.comDutch politicians are to call for the EU to take down its website for monitoring ‘fake news’, arguing that government agencies should not police freedom of speech.Interior minister Kajsa Ollongren initially supported the EUvsDisinfo bureau, but backed down after a majority of MPs backed a motion in parliament last week urging the government to lobby for its abolition.In recent months the website has withdrawn accusations of distributing fake news against three Dutch organisations – local newspaper De Gelderlander, shock blog GeenStijl and online comment site The Post Online.Ollongren said last year that the Dutch government wanted to work with internet firms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to combat the spread of fake news amid concern that election campaigns a

facebook will block ads from pages that spread fake news

Earlier this year, Facebook began flagging fake news posts and promoting more legitimate content over sketchy articles. It also began deprioritizing content shared by individuals who post over 50 times per day when research showed that in those cases, the shared posts often included misinformation and sensationalism. In a more direct challenge of fake news, the site recently began publishing fact checkers' takes on articles labeled as potentially fake and making it easier to get to different articles related to any given post.The company has already banned fake news websites from generating ad revenue on Facebook and blocked ads that link to fake news stories. It says its latest update is to take the fight against fake news a step further. "Today's update helps to disrupt the economic ince

young people in sweden more likely to question information online

A new report shows that almost everyone in Sweden has access to the internet, with 80 percent using social media and more than half logging onto Facebook every day. But when it comes to viewing the information they read online critically, it's the younger age groups who are most aware of 'fake news'.
Four out of five Swedes use social media, with Facebook the most popular channel.
And it's the younger generation that is most skeptical about the information they receive via the internet, and they are also more likely to have received education in source criticism. That's according to the annual report from the Internet Foundation in Sweden (IIS), which looked at Swedes' internet habits.
The use of social media is continuing to increase, with Facebook the favourite option, used by 74

presstv-how to spot fake news

Fake news is not a new concept.  As a form of propaganda, it has a long history of spreading deliberate misinformation, via online social media, print or broadcast media. But how far can we trust what we see online?  In this episode of Press Plus, we will learn different ways to spot fake news.

facebook blocks ads from fake news pages

Facebook is blocking advertisements from Pages that dish out fake news, taking away the financial incentives that drive some to create these faux news bits. This is the company’s latest effort to rid its service of fake news, whether it’s the variety designed to manipulate public opinion or simply garbage that individuals use to rake in ad revenue. The ad-blocking action will only apply against a Page that repeatedly shares such stories, however.Facebook is depending on third-party fact checkers to flag fake news as false, and it is basing its punitive actions against offending Pages on these flags. According to the company, it has found some entities have created Pages in order to build up audiences for sharing fake news with wider audiences. Facebook already prevented ads from being run

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