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Facebook serves up sketchy ads backing Roy Moore — despite Mark Zuckerberg’s promises to fix problem

Just months after Facebook executives sought forgiveness with elected officials over the fake news and thousands of dollars in Russian political ads, …

Roy Moore

Snapchat Set for Big Changes, Spiegel Slams Rivals Over Fake News

Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Snap Inc, has announced that Snapchat will get a big design overhaul. He also took a dig at rival platforms – …

Social Media

Why Did Facebook Give the Right-Wing 'Weekly Standard' Fact-Checking Duties?

A conservative news organization has been approved to partner with Facebook to fact-check false news, drawing criticisms that the social media …

Journalism

BBC to help students identify 'fake news'

<b>The BBC is launching a new scheme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information.</b><p>The project is targeted at secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK.<p>From March, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class and online to help them spot so-called …

Fake News
Journalism

Charlatans succeed by pretending the media always lies

The uproar about fake news hides as much as it reveals. It is not just that propaganda has a history as long as the history of politics. The psychological turn modern thinking has taken with its emphasis on groupthink and confirmation bias lulls us into believing modern societies are up against …

Journalism

David Cameron says Trump's 'dangerous' campaign against fake news masks the real enemy: Russia

Britain's former Prime Minister has accused Donald Trump of "deflecting attention" from the abuses of Russia on American democracy in his first public lecture since leaving office last year.<p>Speaking in London on Wednesday evening, David Cameron unloaded on Trump's "dangerous" use of the phrase …

Donald Trump

Google to stop showing news from websites that do not reveal their correct country of origin- Technology News, Firstpost

<b>Google's</b> war against fake news has been raging for almost a year now following the ranking of several misleading articles on Google's search results …

Local journalism is getting more data-driven — and other thoughts on Data Journalism UK 2017

Megan Lucero of the Bureau Local – photo: Jonny Jacobsen<p>Last week I hosted the second annual Data Journalism UK conference — a convenient excuse to …

What is Big Data And How Does It Work?

Your technology is generating data whenever you use your smartphone, when you chat with your family and friends on Facebook, and when you shop. …

Data will change the world, and we must get its governance right

The chancellor’s announcement of a new centre for data ethics is welcome. But we must ensure that it has the power to address the ethical issues it identified<p>Data, data everywhere – but will it make our lives better, or put us at risk? In recent months it has become clear that while the …

Artificial Intelligence

Can math predict what you’ll do next?

Good scientists are not only able to uncover patterns in the things they study, but to use this information to predict the future.<p>Meteorologists …

Machine Learning
Transparency