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indian-origin entreprenuer's uk start-up to combat fake news




an indian-origin entrepreneur’s uk-based start-up that uses a machine-learning algorithm to sift fact from fiction is set to combat fake news around the world, including plans for a project specifically targeted at india. lyric jain, a cambridge university engineering student originally from mysor...



facebook tests new way to combat fake news




facebook is apparently testing an upcoming feature that could prevent page administrators from editing news headlines and descriptions or added images in order to discourage click-baiting tactics.that means journalists and media companies won’t be able to put their ‘personalised spin’ on a new...



ten things you need to know today: sunday 12 mar 2017




the inventor of the world wide web has set out a plan to target fake news. social networking sites and search engines must be pushed to combat the problem of fake news, said sir tim berners-lee. in an open letter to mark the 28th anniversary of the internet, sir tim also outlined a five-year strateg...



the fake news detector




a story on reddit asks, "did palestinians recognize texas as part of mexico?" the origin of the story might be dubious, but it doesn't prevent the "fake news" story from accumulating 1.5 million likes across multiple platforms in just four days. the fake news dilemma dates back centuries, according ...



newsguard aims to combat fake news




copied!steven brill is attempting to address fake news before the 2018 midterms with his new company, newsguard.mar.06.2018



this entrepreneur says he has the secret to stopping fake news on facebook




copied!journalist, lawyer and founder of 'newsguard' steven brill joins ari melber to discuss why he's launching a for-profit company, to entice big tech companies like facebook, google and twitter to combat fake news.mar.21.2018



industry, academic partners team up to fight fake news




a global alliance of tech industry and academic organizations unveiled plans on monday to work together to combat the spread of "fake news" and improve public understanding of journalism.



college students come up with plug-in to combat fake news




a team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage.



google stops showing news sites that hide their country of origin




google has made a big change to its policies on news articles and websites, hoping to improve the odds in the ongoing war against “fake news.” google news will no longer show results from publications that “misrepresent or conceal their country of origin,” or sites that are “directed at us...



industry, academic partners team up to fight fake news




the news integrity initiative will launch with $14 million from facebook, the ford foundation, mozilla and others will work to combat the spread of "fake news" and improve public understanding of journalisma global alliance of tech industry and academic organizations unveiled plans on monday to work...



irish sun - wikipedia founders event to focus on rise of fake news




event to discuss how evidence based journalism can combat fake news fake news is threatening online knowledge sharingwikipedia founder jimmy wales to visit dublin and discuss the issuedublin, ireland - wikipedia founder jimmy wales, who is set to address an event in dublin next month, is reportedly ...



seven key suspects of far-right combat 18 hellas group testify | news




seven suspected members of the far-right group combat 18 hellas testified on saturday after defending themselves on charges of running a criminal organization.the group, which is believed to be an offshoot of the british combat 18, has been tied to more than 30 attacks, chiefly targeting anarchist s...



eu tasks experts to find ways to fight fake news




credit: cc0 public domainthe european union has set up an expert group to help identify fake news and propose ways to tackle the problem amid concern that false information is influencing elections. the team of 39 experts, which held its first meeting monday, is tasked with establishing how big the ...



google news prohibits sites not to hide country of origin




in an attempt to take on fake news head on, google news has updated its guidelines to prohibit sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises. "sites included in google news must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal infor...



google will reportedly revamp news with video and speed tweaks




the revamp will consolidate google's various news services -- play newsstand is likely to close as part of the move, with google news getting a new app. the rework will add youtube's news section and incorporate the amp technology google uses to load pages faster on mobile.google is ringing the chan...



could fake news impact the general election?




politicians and media organisations are attempting to tackle the growing phenomenon of fake news in the run-up to the general election.local newspapers have signed up to the fighting fake news campaign, which launches today, the press gazette reports. it will see papers running editorials highlight...



facebook may be losing the fight against fake news




late last year, when it became clear that facebook's fake news problem had influenced the election, ceo mark zuckerberg outlined steps the organization would take to combat the epidemic. one of these initiatives was to partner with poynter's international fact-checking network (ifcn) to check whethe...



rahul turning party into 'indian fake news congress': bjp




the bjp on wednesday sought to embarrass rahul gandhi, saying the ex-serviceman whose photograph he has tweeted to pan demonetisation has publicly supported note ban, and claimed that he is turning indian national congress into "indian fake news congress".terming demonetisation a "tragedy", gandhi, ...



understanding the fake news market




the current spate of lynchings of suspected kidnappers is a horrifying but logical outcome of the development of efficient fake news networks. fake news is a sophisticated, highly competitive industry. anybody who can build an efficient fake new network reaps some rewards, and those rewards can be h...



cabinet to lobby brussels to abolish 'fake news' watchdog




photo: depositphotos.comdutch politicians are to call for the eu to take down its website for monitoring ‘fake news’, arguing that government agencies should not police freedom of speech.interior minister kajsa ollongren initially supported the euvsdisinfo bureau, but backed down after a majorit...



sweden's government wants newspapers to pay less tax in an effort to combat fake




file photo of swedish newspapers. photo: fredrik sandberg/tt a new proposal from the swedish government would bring an end to the tax print publications pay on advertising revenue in what is being pitched as an effort to fight fake news. at present, print media firms in sweden pay a special 2.5 perc...



obama’s planned coup and google’s part in the spreading of fake news




you’ve probably heard a thing or two about fake news by now. and no, i don’t mean the cnn; i mean baseless headlines floating around the web whose primary purpose is political manipulation. while companies like facebook have been at the center of heavy criticism after the surprising election re...



gas station worker, 35, suspected to have led combat 18 hellas far-right group |




the photograph that the suspected leader of combat 18 hellas used on his fake profile on facebook, under the name alexandros tsambanikas a 35-year-old gas station employee from ioannina, northwestern greece, is believed to have led the far-right group combat 18 hellas, according to police who arrest...



facebook buys newspaper space to combat fake news




the law, if passed, will be one of the toughest crackdowns on fake news to date. germany is holding a federal election in september, and wishes to avoid the misinformation and political quagmire that consumed the us elections last year. that's easier said than done, given the breadth of publishers w...



'people of indian origin in israel to get oci card despite their army training'




people of indian origin in israel will get the overseas citizen of india (oci) cards even if they have undergone the compulsory army service here, prime minister narendra modi announced tonight.addressing the indian diaspora here at an event which was also attended by israeli prime minister benjamin...