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Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google’s AI already paying dividends. Both Google and Facebook have a fake news problem but Google’s leadership in AI means that it is likely to have a better solution and will not have to materially impact the financial performance of the company to fix it. Over the last 2 years, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on […]

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Fake news: a problem that neither humans nor Facebook can solve?

Fake news: a problem that neither humans nor Facebook can solve?

Written by on November 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A problem that humans can’t solve. There is a silver bullet to deal with the fake news issue, but the problem is that Facebook is not even close to being able to produce one and is having to rely on old, ineffective bullets instead. This problem has been around for a while but really came to […]

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Digital Commissioner chief to set up expert group on fake news

Digital Commissioner chief to set up expert group on fake news

Written by on September 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

New EU Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will set up an expert group this autumn on fake news as one of the first measures she is taking in the job. Gabriel took office in July and is preparing to set up a high-level expert group to advise her on fake news, she told journalists on Tuesday […]

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News highlights – 1 August 2017

News highlights – 1 August 2017

Written by on August 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 1 August 2017 Fake news: Trump administration colluded with Fox News during election – allegedly To obscure Russia’s role in the 2016 election, the Trump administration collaborated with Fox News to fabricate news about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, according to a defamation and discrimination lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Read […]

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Fake news is cyber propaganda, a weapon in the information wars

Fake news is cyber propaganda, a weapon in the information wars

Written by on July 5, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Fake news isn’t just dumb Facebook memes: it’s a business model, and just one aspect of a broader trend of public opinion manipulation, says a new Trend Micro report. Thanks primarily to last year’s US presidential election, we hear a lot now about fake news – not the kind that Donald Trump typically refers to […]

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News highlights – 8 May

News highlights – 8 May

Written by on May 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 8 May German firms to form personal data vault for customers FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German finance, auto and publishing firms are in talks to form a European company to store personal data securely so customers can make purchases online from different outlets without punching in their details each time. Read more… Multiple […]

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News highlights – 25 April

News highlights – 25 April

Written by on April 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 25 April Uber to launch flying taxis by 2020 (Reuters) – After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, Uber Technologies Inc is now aiming for the skies with its flying taxis. The company expects to deploy its flying taxis in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai by 2020. Read more… Swedish operators […]

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Hoaxy – the search engine that sniffs out how fake news spreads

Hoaxy – the search engine that sniffs out how fake news spreads

Written by on December 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Researchers at Indiana University have developed a new tool that shows how fake news and unverified stories spread through social media. The search engine, dubbed Hoaxy, is the latest effort to combat the proliferation of fake news, which proliferated during the U.S. presidential campaign, with one bogus post-Election Day story sparking […]

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Can we trust software (let alone humans) to manage fake news?

Can we trust software (let alone humans) to manage fake news?

Written by on November 22, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Fake news is big news at the moment. Presumably if D. Trump esq had lost the US election, he would have made it bigger. Whether or not Facebook’s fake news issue swung or influenced the result, the whole fake news fiasco brings a dose of real life to another very current issue. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. The […]

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Withering criticism forces Facebook to act on fake news

Withering criticism forces Facebook to act on fake news

Written by on November 21, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc, facing withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Friday evening. Facebook has long […]

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