Fake News

The media is giving up its place in our democracy

<i>Chris Wallace is anchor of “Fox News Sunday.” This op-ed is adapted from a speech he gave Nov. 9 to the International Center for Journalists.</i><p>Whatever side you’re on in the debate over journalism these days, you’re not going to like some of what I have to say. Let’s start with a basic fact. …

Opinion

Fake news was not in evidence during run up to Brexit vote, but misleading news published by biased national newspapers was

The UK newspaper industry has latched on to the issue of “fake news” as a way to trumpet its strengths.<p>Earlier this year press trade body the News …

Brexit

Week in Weed: Sessions Backs Down, Fake Weed Death News, and Art Garfunkel’s Weird Pot Poem

Plus: Anthony Bourdain checks out Seattle's weed scene, and a weird rant at zoning board meeting goes awry. by Amber CortesAnthony Bourdain, a fan of …

Cannabis

Why Zuckerberg’s New “Trust Indicators” Can’t Fix Fake News

A system providing additional context for publishers is too little, too late in a world where basic facts and mainstream publications are quickly written off as partisan.<p>When Daily Beast correspondent <b>Michael Tomasky</b> took a recent dive into snopes.com, what he found there alarmed him. “As I toggled …

Journalism

'Trust Marks' for media, Kochs back Time bid, Tencent video push

Shannon Bond in New York<p>I spent a recent weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, at Google's annual Newsgeist conference, which brings together people in …

Journalism

Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal

Rolling Stone: “The claim that Hillary Clinton was a pedophile started in a Facebook post, spread to Twitter and then went viral with the help of …

News Media

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“Reading is dreaming with eyes wide open.”</i> <i><br>― Unknown</i><p>The History of Photography Is the History of Shattered Glass – <i>NYT</i><p>Fake News and Photojournalism –</i> …

Photography

A History of Bunk

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below:<b>Subscribe in iTunes</b> <b>∙</b> <b>RSS feed</b> <b>∙</b> <b>Download</b> <b>∙ Play in another tab</b>Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin …

Podcasting

Denver Alumni Event: Fake News, the Power of Social Media

Join us for an evening with Syracuse University in downtown Denver as we explore the concept of fake viral news.<p>How does misinformation spread so …

Library Studies

If PolitiFact won't 'fact-check' satire, who will?

Posted November 17, 2017 02:59 PM by Rob Eno<p>Screenshot | PolitiFact + yayayoyo & sukanda26 | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>The Duffel Blog is a …

Conservative View

The 6 Best Books to Read Right Now

From an intimate look into Obama's presidency to the history of fake news, here are the six books to add to your shelf this month.

Books

Today’s biggest threat to democracy isn’t fake news—it’s selective facts

There are two contrasting stories that vividly show the benefits and downsides of illegal immigration in America: that of the immigrants who are making the country a better, more inclusive place, and those who are destroying the cultural values on which the US is predicated.<p>During the 2016 US …

Big Ideas

Roy Moore Accuser Admitting Alabama Senate Candidate ‘Didn’t Ever Touch Her’ Is Fake News

Reports that one of Roy Moore’s accusers admitted to lying about accusations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama Republican Senate candidate are</b> …

News Media

School nixes boy's 'Fake News' T-shirt on field trip to CNN

A Georgia family is under fire for allowing a seventh grader to wear a T-shirt that mocked liberal news network CNN on a school field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters -- but the boy's parents think the school violated the First Amendment by making their son take it off.<p>Nancy and Stan Jester, of …

Entertainment

What is it and how do the media tackle it?

Can the media stand up to fake news? The term, only made mainstream by President Donald Trumps 'claim' over the phrase, has many meanings, but what …

Journalism

EU Anti-“Fake News” Authority Prepares Mass Censorship

<i>The European Union (EU) is launching the construction of an authority to monitor and censor so-called “fake news.” It is setting up a High-Level</i> …

News Media

Can The Trust Project’s Trust Indicators Help Thwart Fake News?

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Bing are teaming up with the nonpartisan Trust Project to fire the latest salvo in the skirmish against fake news.<p>The …

Digital Marketing

From Titanic to Trump - new exhibition shows 'Fake News' is nothing new...

IT has been added to the Collins Dictionary and is frequently entered into search engines - and now ‘Fake News’ is on display at the National Science …

Donald Trump

Jeff Ross uses comedy to tackle immigration in new special

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a moment in Jeff Ross's new comedy special where the comedian couldn't possibly look any more out of place.<p>He's in the center of a room surrounded by a group of female Eritrean immigrants at a safe house in Austin, Texas. Six of them sleep in the small room. Some are braiding each …

Immigration

Facebook's 'Trust Indicators' is another small, small step in its fake news battle

Facebook wants you to know what's fake news and what's not (supposedly) so it's released another tool called "Trust Indicators."<p>It's a fancy name, …

Facebook

Is fake news dangerous? Security pros say yes

Fake news is the deliberate distribution of lies with the goal of swaying public opinion or dividing people. It has gotten the attention of …

Cybersecurity

The Week In Fact-Checking: What every newsroom can do to fight online misinformation

<i>The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network & the</i> …

Journalism

Goa CM advises media to refrain from fake news

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday asked presspersons to not publish fake news and made a forceful plea for separating fact from …

News Media

Keeping Up With... Debiasing and Fake News

The latest edition of <i>Keeping Up With…</i>, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and …

News Media

Facebook Just Made It Easier to Tell the Difference Between Fake News and Real Reporting

On Facebook, fake news stories "reporting" international conflicts over Toblerones can appear alongside fact-checked journalism from trustworthy …

Samsung

'Fake news' has become a business model, researchers say

Washington - Cyber criminals have latched onto the notion of "fake news" and turned it into a profitable business model, with services starting at …

Business (South Africa)

Fake News on Russia and Other Official Enemies

The New York Times building<br>(Image by James Cridland) Permission Details DMCA<p>It has been amusing to watch the <i>New York Times</i>and other mainstream media …

Liberal View

Fake News

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Hang Gliding

Three Ways Social Media Works For Public Relations

Earlier this year while doing a media tour for my new book on public relations at TV stations in Cincinnati, Sacramento and Las Vegas, all three hosts asked the same two questions:<p>Is social media more effective than traditional media?<br>• Does the election of Donald Trump prove the superiority of social …

Business

The cunning way that Russia is getting around Twitter’s bot crackdown

The Russian embassy in London has a Twitter account like no other.<p>Most of the time, @RussianEmbassy looks like a normal diplomatic account, posting anodyne tweets about Russian cultural events and pictures of its diplomats traveling around the UK. Those are interspersed, however, with expert …

Russia