Tech & Media The conservative lobbying firm that Facebook hired in the midst of an October 2017 public relations crisis about Russian disinformation included what one former employee told NBC News was
“We have seen this rapid rise in deep learning technology and the question is: Is that going to keep going, or is it plateauing? What’s going to happen next?” Artificial intelligence is fueling the next
Nigerian police say false information on Facebook is killing people By Yemisi Adegoke and BBC Africa Eye Nigerian police say false information and incendiary images on Facebook have contributed to more
Sheryl Sandberg was seething. Inside Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, top executives gathered in the glass-walled conference room of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It was September 2017, more
Ad-free, member-funded, and Dutch: The team behind the breakout success De Correspondent is translating its ideas into English (and Judd Apatow is on board). How zen is a non-breaking news notification?
The Financial Times is automatically warning its journalists if their articles quote too many men, in an attempt to force writers to look for expert women to include in their pieces. The media organisation
The fakest news in town is that the president is mad at a preening TV reporter who’s great for ratings. If CNN reporter Jim Acosta is such a troublous force inside the White House Briefing Room—a “rude,
This Spanish data-driven news site thinks its work goes past publishing stories — to lobbying the government and writing
“You feel all this knowledge would be useful for something, for trying to change something.” If you spend dozens of hours learning about a subject — say, government procurements — for an article, you want
Yochai Benkler, Rob Faris and Hal Robert, three scholars affiliated with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, have a new book, “Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American
2018 has been a record-breaking year for journalism Kickstarters (though only about 1 in 5 actually get funded)
Kickstarter is also walking away from its attempt at Patreon-like recurring support: “You and I both know it’s going to take more than a drip of money to help journalism.” The first time the National tried
Two months ago, The New York Times asked readers to send in examples of election-related misinformation they saw online. Readers responded. In all, more than 4,000 examples of misinformation were submitted
By Craig Timberg Craig Timberg National reporter covering technology Email Bio Follow This story has been updated to reflect comments from Alex Jones, who responded to requests for comment after publication.
Perspective | Defensive, caravan-fixated and Trump-obsessed, the media blow it again. Just not as badly.
On election night 2016, I described the news media’s campaign performance as “an epic fail.” You might remember what happened: the sense of inevitability about Hillary Clinton’s rise, the damaging false
BUDAPEST — The technology conference held here last week could have taken place in almost any other big city in Europe or the United States. It featured executives from Google, Slack, LinkedIn, Airbnb
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from after