Google News

What tech giants and startups are doing to fight the fake news monster

Technology is a double-edged sword – its innovations have helped save many, as in the case of the daring rescue of the 12 boys from the Thai football …

Internet

No, NASA did not find 'proof of life' on Mars then accidentally destroy it

If you've just been perusing the science headlines this week, you might be under the impression NASA found evidence of life on Mars but accidentally destroyed it.<p>This is absolutely untrue.<p>To understand the real story, we have to briefly go back to 1976 when NASA's twin Viking landers arrived on the …

The Future

Google app v8.12 may bring an end to the Feed widget [APK Teardown]

Update to the Google app have been rolling out at a faster rate for a little while now, and each brings fewer and fewer overall changes. The latest …

Tech Trends

Former Chargers GM Bobby Beathard could be most special NFL Hall inductee of all

There’s a chuckle when Bobby Beathard imagines the scene. Someone walks down a street in Franklin, Tenn., a city nestled in the quiet shadow of …

NFL

Resource Utilization: What Small Businesses Are Doing Wrong (And How to Fix It)

Forty percent of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are focused on “increasing employee productivity” as a top business goal going into 2020, …

Project Management

How ‘virtue’ became a bad word

<i>Joshua Ostroff is a Toronto-based journalist who writes about politics, science, parenting and culture.</i><p>In the dying days of the Cold War, the Reagan-energized right pushed back against communism, not by espousing democracy but by selling capitalism – a zeitgeist famously captured in the movie <i>Wall</i> …

Kinder Morgan

How to recognize and fix 4 problematic Google Docs collaboration behaviors

People sometimes use collaborative tools in less than collaborative ways. Here are four ways to overcome common challenges.<p>Google Docs offer people …

Software

A new hope: AI for news media

To put it mildly, news media has been on the sidelines in AI development. As a consequence, in the age of AI-powered personalized interfaces, the news organizations don’t anymore get to define what’s real news, or, even more importantly, what’s truthful or trustworthy. Today, social media …

Machine Learning

How Reputation Works

How reputation works: The information that shapes it and the people who perceive it<p>A person or company’s reputation is based on <i>information</i> (of some …

Critical Thinking

Left-Wing Vox Part of YouTube’s Working Group on Journalistic ‘Expertise’

On Monday, YouTube announced a $25 million investment in the “future of news.” According to its official blog, one of the three members of YouTube’s …

Conservative View

Google’s Richard Gingras: Platforms didn't destroy journalism's business model - Digiday

<i>Digiday+ members enjoy early access to The Digiday Podcast to stay one step ahead. Subscribe to Digiday+ now to receive exclusive content and</i> …

Advertising Industry

How to Fact-Check Politics in Countries with No Press Freedom - Global Investigative Journalism Network

<b>العربية | Français | Русский | Español</b><p><b>Promises Checked</b>: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s election promises are tracked by a fact-checking site …

Journalism

Youtube pledges new features to promote quality journalism and build ‘sustainable ecosystem’ for news groups

Youtube has pledged to promote the work of trusted journalism on the video sharing website and is launching a number of initiatives to help support …

Internet

YouTube finally decides it should care about misinformation

<b>While Facebook has taken the brunt</b> of the criticism over fake news, YouTube has also become a target of late for those who believe the video-sharing …

Journalism

Reinventing a 97-year-old science news organization

Four years ago, Science News was on the ropes. It was founded by newspaper magnate E.W. Scripps in 1921 to provide accurate news of science, …

High School

Unriddled: New Ads on Facebook (This Time in AR), YouTube's Fight Against Fake News, and More Tech News You Need

Welcome one, welcome all to another Wednesday: the day that marks the halfway point -- almost -- to the weekend.As the summer continues to progress …

Internet

YouTube says it has a plan to stem the flow of misinformation videos

The problem crops up almost every time there's a big breaking news story: People post videos full of misinformation on YouTube. Whether the "fake news" makers are trying to spread propaganda, or just make a quick buck, the effect is the same: The videos end up confusing users who just want accurate …

Internet

India’s fight against fake news has a problem: Fact-checking needs to reach the regional languages.

Claims that your phone will explode if you accept calls from certain numbers, fake breaking news that GPS chips have been installed in new currency …

Journalism

Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility

There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. In …

User Generated Content

YouTube says it will invest $25M in grants to news organizations looking to expand video operations as part of Google's larger $300M Google News Initiative

News Industry

YouTube plans to spend $25 million fighting 'fake news.' Here's how.

YouTube just unveiled a plan to combat phony conspiracy videos intended to manipulate or defraud viewers.<p>On the company blog today, they announced …

Internet

Post-Truths, Fake False News

Post-truth represents a situation when facts take the backseat and emotional appeals and personal beliefs start shaping public opinion. Post-truth …

Journalism

YouTube overhauls how it handles breaking news, adding previews of articles from credible sources, showing info from third parties, testing local news in TV app

6:15 PM ET, July 9, 2018<p><b>Recode's Editor-at-Large Kara Swisher will begin contributing regularly to the New York Times' Opinion section beginning in</b> …

Los Angeles

YouTube investing $25M in journalism and pushing 'authoritative' sources

YouTube is pouring $25 million into journalism on its platform in a push to support trustworthy news organizations and help them produce online videos.<p>The company announced in a blog post Monday that it plans to change how it works to “make authoritative sources readily accessible.”<p>The Google-owned …

Internet

PACIFIC • Drama at Billionaire Summer Camp

<i>What's Next:</i> Sun Valley. The Allen & Co. conference kicks off tonight with a cookout at the Sun Valley Lodge.<p>Likely topics of discussion:<p>• Bob Iger vs. Brian Roberts: The Disney and Comcast CEOs are locked in a bitter bidding war for 21st Century Fox, with just over two weeks left for Roberts to …

Media Industry

The Full Monty: Our Digital Nature – July 9, 2018

The joys and dangers of unplugging; the state of A.I. in 2018; fully autonomous cars are going to take a while; the biggest challenge of email …

Business Intelligence

What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

Google News Lab is inviting artists and designers to dig into its massive trove of data about what the world Googles.<p>Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and …

Data Visualization

The best tools to unclog your overflowing email inbox

Computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first email in 1971. Marketer Gary Thuerk sent what was possibly the first mass spam email in 1978. It’s …

Google News

All the best apps of 2018. (So far.)

If you can't remember the last time you downloaded a new app you loved, you're long overdue for a home screen refresh.<p>Luckily, we're halfway through …

Apps

I think they use witchcraft - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

The following came in the email today:<p>On Jul 7, 2018, at 12:58 PM, Submissions<p>wrote:<p>Hello Dr. Andrew Gelman,<p>I am Dr. ** [American-sounding name], …

Data Science