Randall Mikkelsen

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Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sandwiched between Building 20 and Building 21 in the heart of Facebook’s campus, an approximately 25-foot-by-35-foot conference room is under construction.<p>Thick cords of blue wiring hang from the ceiling, ready to be attached to window-size computer monitors on 16 desks. On …

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions.<p>The largest social network, under intense pressure to combat …

Fake News

Road bikes 2019: the future of road cycling

In the wake of this year’s Bike of the Year awards which saw the marvellous (yet somehow rim brake-equipped) Giant TCR Advanced 2 take the top prize, …

Road Cycling

Don’t Ever Do This Editing Mistake

Raise shadows and decrease highlights. This is how many photographers start their post processing workflow. Sadly, this often leads to an …

Tutorials

Russian trolls interfered with America's debate on vaccines

Twitter accounts and social media bots operated by Russian trolls intentionally sparked online debates about vaccinations, while also meddling in the …

Public Health

Here’s how I back up my family photos and videos using the 3-2-1 method

If there is one thing I am obsessed with when it comes to technology, it’s my pictures. I keep them extremely organized and culled. I am equally as fanatical about getting them backed up. When it comes to music, movies, and TV shows – I can rebuy anything I lose due to hard drive failure. When it …

Google Photos

How to Read and Use the Histogram on Your Camera

Even though photography is an art form and the final result is considered to be an artistic expression of your thoughts and ideas, there is a strong …

Landscape Photography

Is the left getting played by Russia? Facebook purge exposes potential new tactics

The aggressive push by Democrats and left-wing activists for social media companies to combat Russian bots and trolls may have backfired, exposing potential foreign efforts to whip up political passions on their side.<p>Facebook announced last week that it had yanked 32 pages from Facebook and …

Social Media

We Get the News We Demand

A Bleak Picture<p>The viral transmission of false information began disrupting civil societies around the world several years before we noticed it here in the U.S. Social media platforms in particular have been manipulated in ways that interfere with elections, fuel conspiracy theories that deepen …

Facebook closes dozens of pages in fight against 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' | The Cube

Facebook has taken steps to combat what it says is "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" after it removed more than two dozen pages, the social networking site confirmed in a statement last night.<p>"This kind of behaviour is not allowed on Facebook because we don't want people or organisations creating …

10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

Where do we most often find real truth, real facts in a new era of Internet hoaxes, fake news stories and new political administrations that tout their own “alternative facts”?<p>Many citizens appear confused and worried. News stories from the BBC and the <i>New York Time</i>s and <i>Money</i> magazine are reporting …

Science Says Fake News Is Winning. Here's How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Fight Back

The largest-ever study on fake news shows how bad the problem has become. Here's how you can make it better.<p>"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."<p>That quote is most commonly attributed to Mark Twain. But in reality, it's pretty hard to verify who said …

Two Quick Changes in Lightroom That You'll Wish You Made Years Ago

Every computer program has its quirks that may annoy you and slow your workflow down. Here are two fixes that will make your Lightroom experience …

The universe of people trying to deceive journalists keeps expanding, and newsrooms aren’t ready

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Heather Bryant is a journalist and developer affiliated with the journalism program and the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University. She was asked by Jay Hamilton at the Stanford Department of Communication to research and report about the near future of the …

Journalism

Facebook is actually going to start removing fake news—or at least some of it

Facebook says it does not want to be the arbiter of truth, and in recent days, various executives, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, have been adamantly defending its policy of letting fake news live on the platform. On Wednesday (July 18), however, the company announced that it will start to take …

How and why communicators should fight the ‘fake news’ scourge

We’ve all heard the term “fake news” bandied about.<p>Yet how often do we consider its implications? It’s not just a journalism problem; this scourge …

Exposed: News Site Created by Dem Party to Boost Their Candidate

In the tight race for Democrat Claire McCaskill's seat representing Missouri in the United States Senate, one news site has found nothing good to say …

How to Mix Flash and Ambient Light

Mixing ambient light with flash is a tough technique to get around. I can do it no problem, but when someone asks me to explain it I draw a blank. …

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise. "I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, …

Fake News: An Origin Story

"Fake news" is a phrase that may seem specific to our particular moment and time in American history.<p>But Columbia University Professor Andie Tucher says fake news is deeply rooted in American journalism.<p>The first newspaper published in North America got shut down in 1690 after printing fabricated …

Russia’s Troll Factory Just Launched A New Website Targeting Americans

Might be a new direction in information warfare<p>Three months after being indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the notorious Russian troll …

Start Your Own Photography Website/Blog

Dear friend,The best advice I can give you to thrive as a photographer in today’s digital age: OWN YOUR OWN PLATFORM, which means: make your own …

Communication - Tackling online disinformation: a European Approach

The Communication "Tackling online disinformation: a European approach" sets out the views of the Commission on the challenges associated with …

High Level

In an Age of Fake News, Journalists Should be Activists for Truth

President Trump has prompted a new era of attacks on journalists, emboldening other politicians across the country and around the globe to follow …

Journalism

Facebook Says It Disabled Almost 1.3 Billion Fake Accounts. (And the Numbers Only Get More Insane From There)

This is like the combined populations of the United States, Russia, Mexico, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Brazil, and the Philippines.<p>It was barely a year ago that Facebook proudly declared it had more than 2.2 billion monthly users. But on Tuesday, the social media giant …

Which European democracies are best combating Russian disinformation?

New think tank report places Spain, France, Germany and Poland among the most protected from interference by Russia-funded media<p>After the …

We read every one of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Here's what we found

The Russian company charged with orchestrating a wide-ranging effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election overwhelmingly focused its barrage of social media advertising on what is arguably America’s rawest political division: race.<p>The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads were created by the …

Facebook Ads

Congress releases every Russian Facebook ad that ran during election - Axios

House lawmakers released the thousands of Facebook ads Russian operatives used to sow division in the U.S. before and after the 2016 election, …

Google News gets an update, with more AI-driven curation, more labeling, more reader controls (fingers crossed for no AI flops)

Google announced a shiny new iteration of the Google News app on Tuesday as part of its I/O developer conference (here’s a good collection of all the other announcements from I/O, which runs until Thursday). Google News has started rolling out and should be available to basically everyone by “next …

Google News

How We Solved Fake News the First Time

At this moment in the history of the information revolution, a significant number of Americans—it is impossible to know how many—believe that a video circulating on the Web shows Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin slicing the face off a small child. The lie is gruesome but far from extraordinary. …