Damien Wang

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The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

World's oldest message in a bottle found by beachwalker in Australia

Gin bottle was thrown overboard from a German ship before ending up on a beach in Western Australia 132 years later<p>The world’s oldest message in a bottle has been found on a beach in Western Australia by a couple who thought it might “look good on a bookshelf”.<p>Tonya Illman found the 132-year-old …

Western Australia

Should You Trust Climate Science? Maybe the Eclipse Is a Clue

Eclipse mania will peak on Monday, when millions of Americans will upend their lives in response to a scientific prediction.<p>Friends of mine in Georgia plan to drive 70 miles to find the perfect spot on a South Carolina golf course to observe the solar eclipse. Many Americans will drive farther than …

Climate Change

Singapore armed forces going more hi-tech as recruiting levels seen sliding | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A growing threat of terrorism is putting a strain on Singapore’s small and shrinking army, pushing it toward greater reliance on automation and technology such as unmanned patrol systems to protect the island state, its defense minister Ng Eng Hen said.<p>Singapore Armed Forces …

Armed Forces

How Marvel is hurting itself with humor

This is a trap Wonder Woman avoids completely<p>Superhero movies are kind of ridiculous by default, and it’s very easy to make fun of something that’s being sincere and honest about the emotions it’s trying to evoke. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, as a whole, seems to be very aware that it can find …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Twitter may introduce feature to let users flag 'fake news'

Twitter is considering a feature that would let users flag tweets that are false or inaccurate, in an attempt to combat the spread of disinformation on the platform.<p>The new feature, reported by the Washington Post, would allow Twitter users to report a post as misleading, in the same way they can …

Internet

Twitter Is Reportedly Introducing A 'Fake News' Button, And Donald Trump Has Never Been Happier

It's the media phrase du jour and something the American President revels in accusing every mainstream outlet of – yes 2017 is the year of Fake …

Social Media

Germany has approved €50 million fake news fines that could target Facebook and Google

The new legislation, which applies to platforms with more than 2 million users, will come into effect in October after German MPs voted in favour of the Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG) law.<p>"Our experience has shown that unfortunately, social media companies do not improve their procedures …

Internet

This 400-Year-Old Jewish Library Survived The Inquisition — And Hitler

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent …

National Libraries

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Podcasting About the Library

In the new episode of the <i>Dewey Decibel</i> podcast, <i>American Libraries</i> shares tips and tricks for starting a library podcast.<p><i>AL</i> Associate Editor and <i>Dewey</i> …

Makerspaces

Libraries as Hubs for Coding?

A $500,000 grant program from the American Library Association and Google will fund computer science programming in school and public libraries.

Computer Science

‘Fake News’ Is a Tactic From the Vietnam War

President Donald Trump may be the most brazen, but he is not the first politician to call reporters the enemy. One of the most famous and enduring …

War

Google News has been given a makeover to help it tackle fake news

Google has given its 14-year-old 'News' service a redesign to make it easier for readers to understand and see material that has been fact-checked by …

Fake News

Library Tourism Could Be The Next Big Travel Trend

We've had agritourism, gastrotourism, sports tourism and volunteer tourism, but could the next big thing in travel be bibliotourism?<p>Just like any …

The Earliest Known Photograph of White House Was Taken by an Immigrant in 1846

A Welsh immigrant named John Plumbe, Jr., who was one of the country’s first prominent professional photographers, took the daguerreotype in January …

The White House

This Is the Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

With the cyberage in full swing, this is how smart design is keeping demand for the printed word alive<p>When downtown Seattle’s new public library opened in 2004, it was heralded as a model for the new millennium, fully embracing both the digital era and the spirit of civic ennoblement. And while …

Hillary Clinton tells librarians they protect truth, facts

CHICAGO (AP) — Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation when she said librarians are on the front line of "the fight to defend truth and reason, evidence and facts."<p>The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate spoke Tuesday during the American Library Association's meeting in Chicago.<p>Clinton …

Librarianship

The 5 Most Common Procrastination Excuses Solved

From not knowing how to start to not having a deadline, here are some solutions.<p>Bad news: We’re biologically hardwired to procrastinate. Research shows we possess a limited amount of willpower that drains throughout the day, regardless of what we do.<p>We can’t avoid procrastination. Instead, embrace …

Procrastination

Fake news is your fault, this startup is trying to help

One of the horrible gifts that the year 2016 brought us was the rise of fake news, and we’re still dealing with the consequences (<i>cough Trump cough</i>).<p>Fortunately, people all around the world are looking for ways to squash the effectiveness of misinformation. TNW spoke to Dhruv Ghulati, CEO of …

Journalism

Watch this Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer made entirely on a 1984 Apple IIc

Sometimes I see something that makes me wish we’d never evolved our technological graphics capabilities beyond where they were at in the 1980s. This shot-by-shot remake of the <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> trailer is such a thing.<p>Created by Twitter user Wahyu Ichwandardi, this was created using a vintage …

Star Wars

PSD polling public service officers on 38 Oxley Road dispute

SINGAPORE: The Public Service Division (PSD) on Tuesday (Jun 27) confirmed that it is polling public officers on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's …

Lee Hsien Loong

Macedonian Publishers Are Panicking After Facebook Killed Their US Political Pages

Over 30 Facebook pages being run from Macedonia have been removed by Facebook in the past two months.<p>The town of Veles, Macedonia, achieved international fame last fall after a BuzzFeed News story reported on a large cluster of pro-Trump websites that often published fake news and that were being …

Internet

Review: British Museum presents: Hokusai can’t quite replicate an in-person experience

That cresting blue-and-white wave is Katsushika Hokusai's most recognized image. The foreground of the famous Japanese woodblock is full of tiny details, showing fisherman in their boats cowering beneath the animalistic surge of water. The background of <i>The Great Wave</i> – it's actual title is <i>Under the</i> …

British Museum

Why the feud among Singapore’s elite isn’t really about Lee Kuan Yew’s house

What started as a quarrel among siblings has escalated into serious questions about the independence of Singapore’s most powerful institutions.<p>The fight is among the children of Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, over the fate of the patriarch’s house—whether it be demolished or …

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

Frank Lloyd Wright Was A Great Architect–But He Was Even Better At Branding

How Wright positioned himself as creative genius rivals his revolutionary designs.<p>“Fellow architects have called him everything, from a great poet to an insupportable windbag.” That’s how journalist Mike Wallace began a 1957 televised interview with 88-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright. By the end of the …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Top 10: Most visited museums in the world

The National Museum of China in Beijing was the world's most-visited museum in 2016, says an annual report on global attractions.<p>The report was …

Museums

What do we mean by fake news, and how can we combat it?

<i>The term might have become a buzzword, but the problem is serious</i><p>WikiTribune’s mission — to quote the mainstream media who’ve covered us — is “to …

How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News

7:35<p>How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with …

Teaching

Fake News Is Unbelievably Cheap to Produce - MIT Technology Review

Judging by the state of Facebook feeds everywhere, fake news is now a very real problem—and one that appears to have equally real consequences by …

Fake News