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Wikipedia snippets tested with Facebook search

Posted on June 16, 2020

Users of social media site Facebook have been starting to see Wikipedia Knowledge Panels appearing within the site’s search results, in a similar way to what search engine Google has (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Facebook announces ban on deepfakes

Posted on January 9, 2020

Social networking platform Facebook has recently announced that it plans to remove any videos from the site that have been modified in any way by artificial intelligence in (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google highlights continued effort to oust fake news

Posted on December 30, 2019

Search giant Google has highlighted the work it has been doing to make sure more fact-checked content is appearing in the search results.

Fake news has (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Go back to school with a stab vest – viral content used for awareness

Posted on September 6, 2019

We recently wrote about a blog post that went viral, receiving over (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

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
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