Fake News:

Facebook seeks publisher deals before news tab launch

Posted on August 12, 2019

Social networking behemoth Facebook is reportedly approaching a number of high-profile news publishers in (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Only 14% of internet users have never fallen for fake news

Posted on June 12, 2019

Fake online news is duping the vast majority of us, with 86% of global internet users admitting they have fallen for it at least once, and nearly half (44%) saying they do so “sometimes” or “frequently”.

This is one of several findings from the newly published CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, which analyses a variety of (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Momo Challenge is a hoax

Posted on March 5, 2019

If you haven’t heard of ‘Momo’ or ‘The Momo Challenge’, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the last few months. While most people in the UK will have heard of it, knowledge of what it ‘actually is’ will be sparse due (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Report calls for regulation of online news

Posted on February 13, 2019

A government-backed report has suggested that companies like Apple, Facebook and Google should have their news content overseen by a regulator.

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Posted by John Murray

Facebook to start fact checking UK posts

Posted on January 14, 2019

Social networking site Facebook has recently announced that it will now be employing fact checkers to determine whether the content within flagged posts is factually accurate.

Facebook has (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Alex Jones’ miserable week continues

Posted on August 9, 2018

You know that the Internet has it in for you when even MailChimp decides to ban you.

Alex Jones, prominent American conspiracy theorist, has (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Facebook to keep fake news on the site

Posted on July 17, 2018

Social networking titan Facebook has said that it will not be removing fake news from its network as it is not in violation of its community standards.

The site is currently promoting an (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Should Wikipedia edits be left to Wikipedians?

Posted on June 20, 2018

The fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia is both the site’s selling point and its Achilles heel. It means that the online encyclopaedia avoids the sort of elitist, academic approach that could freeze some users out, and that it makes full use of (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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