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Social media firms 'must do more' to stop extremist material

<b>Social media companies must do more to tackle extremism and terror, senior ministers have said in the wake of the Westminster attack.</b><p>Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she was asking companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook to be more "proactive".<p>She is due to meet …

Surveillance

Danger in the internet echo chamber

Credit: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer In his new book, “#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media,” Law School Professor Cass …

Why humans know Obama is not planning a coup but Google does not

<i>Working on a quality score for publishers and authors is an effective way to mine quality from the web—and to fight fake news. To do this, we need to find, combine, and weight the right “signals.”</i><p>Recently, publishers and large distribution platforms finally decided to address the fake news problem. …

Fake News

They’re on track to turn a news startup into a new media empire

The News Lens’ Mario Yang (left) and Joey Chung (right). Photo credit: Tech in Asia.While the media industry flails and self-flagellates over fake …

Avoiding articles from “the creep”: People trust news based on who shared it, not on who published it

From new mottos to television advertising campaigns, news organizations are refocusing efforts on why their readers should trust them. But new research suggests they should also focus on who their “ambassadors” are: The main factor in determining a reader’s trust in an article appears to be who …

Journalism

Breslin: Digging JFK grave was his honor

<i>The incomparable Jimmy Breslin wrote this signature column for The New York Herald Tribune in November 1963.</i><p>Clifton Pollard was pretty sure he was …

Long Island

Review : The Millennials: Exploring the World of the Largest Living Generation

The Millennials – a generation that seems to perplex everyone, in terms of their attitudes, behaviour, consumption patterns, and work ethos. Over the …

Millennials

YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

<b>The government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to "inappropriate" material on the video-sharing site.</b><p>The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube's owner Google that its messages would be displayed in a "safe and appropriate way" in …

Advertising

Inside Accenture's plans for agency dominance

Watch out, agencies, the consulting firms are coming.<p>Accenture Interactive, the agency inside consulting giant Accenture, is on a growth tear, …

Advertising

Why Do the Big Stories Keep Breaking at Night?

Even in the internet age, the rhythms of print publications drive the news cycle.<p>It’s usually around 8 p.m. when the push notifications start rolling in. On Wednesday night, <i>The New York Times</i> kicked things off at 7:56 p.m. with a major story about how Obama administration officials had scrambled to …

Journalism

Stratechery by Ben Thompson

To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, …

Uber

There is a content crisis on many of Doordarshan’s channels: Supriya Sahu

<b>New Delhi:</b> Surpiya Sahu took charge as the director general of state-owned broadcaster Doordarshan in June 2016. In the eight months since, the …

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Destroy Fake News

With the rise of email came came the rise of spam filling inboxes. Email has become sophisticated faster than spamming technology and now, the …

Artificial Intelligence

One big idea links Netflix, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb — and creates real problems for TV

Stratechery’s Ben Thompson explains it all.<p>Quiz time: What do Netflix, Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb all have in common?<p>Wait! Before you answer, let’s make it more complicated — and what does the success of those companies mean for the future of TV?<p>Ah. Harder now, right?<p>Here, we’ll let you …

Facebook

The New York Times wants to save itself by becoming like Netflix

Wired contributor Gabriel Snyder says it’s all about one big subscription now.<p>You probably know someone who makes sniping remarks like: Old media is dying! They were too stupid to notice the internet! They’re snobs and stuck in the past!<p>The real story is much more complicated, journalist Gabriel …

Journalism

A Robot May Have Written This Story

<i>This story is part of our special coverage, The News in Crisis.</i><p>When Republican Steve King beat back Democratic challenger Kim Weaver in the race for …

Journalism

Inspired Media

There was a sort of symbolism in the way President Donald Trump and his inner circle formulated and rolled out last Friday’s executive order blocking …

Media Industry

How The Economist turns social visitors into subscribers

For The Economist, as print ad revenues have fallen and digital ad revenues haven’t plugged the gap, the focus has been on increasing profitability …

Social exclusion makes people more likely to believe in fake news

When someone feels rejected from a wider social group, they are more vulnerable to conspiracy theories.<p>A pair of psychological experiments show that …

Psychology

How The Right Co-Opted ‘Fake News’

To Donald Trump and the right, any news or facts they don’t like or disagree with are labeled fake news, leaving us in a world where the truth becomes just a matter of opinion.<p>When Donald Trump berated CNN’s Jim Acosta during Trump’s first press conference as president-elect, it proved to be a …

Journalism

The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto Is a Blueprint for Destroying Journalism

Lip service to the crucial function of the Fourth Estate is not enough to sustain it.<p>It’s not that Mark Zuckerberg set out to dismantle the news business when he founded Facebook 13 years ago. Yet news organizations are perhaps the biggest casualty of the world Zuckerberg built.<p>There’s reason to …

Journalism

100 days of demonetization: Don't blame execution if idea itself was 'wrong', says Bajaj

With the adverse impact of note ban continuing to hamper two-wheeler sales, Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj on Thursday said the idea of …

The fatal flaw in subscription models

Many column inches both here at TheMediaBriefing and elsewhere have been dedicated to revenue models, and how individual publishers can monetise …

Digital Media

The public broadcaster’s role in the fake news era

CBC/Radio-Canada’s high-quality, public-service journalism is more vital than ever.<p>CBC-Radio-Canada (CBC-RC) looms large in the current debate over …

How an idealistic Silicon Valley founder raised $134 million to change journalism, then crashed into reality - Inside Medium's meltdown

Four days into 2017, the employees of Medium came to work and were told that one-third of them, 50 people, were fired.<p>They were shocked. Their adored …

Fake News

Wall Street Journal a bright spot as News Corp reports loss

<b>Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has reported a loss for the three months to December, amid a difficult environment for print advertising.</b><p>The group made a loss of $219m (£175.1m) compared with the same time last year when profits were $106m.<p>However, a growing demand for "accurate and timely journalism" …

Journalism

The Great Unbundling

To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, …

Advertising

Wikipedia just banned contributors from citing the Daily Mail as a source

The Daily Mail is one of the most popular newspapers in the UK, and the most widely read English language news website in the world. It’s also one of the worst.<p>Its journalism is a lurid cocktail of innuendo, bigotry, exaggeration, and straight-up bullshit. The Daily Mail is notorious for it. It’s …

Journalism