After losing users’ trust, Facebook gives them trustworthiness score

September 20, 2018

TRUST . Image: Chip Somodevilla/ getty Facebook known to has a trust trouble. In an effort to better manage how its customers pennant content they object to, the social media giant would be prepared to rate the trustworthiness of its consumers on an individual basis. Nonetheless, its own initiative comes at a time when Facebook has lost the confidence of the American people on numerous fronts ranging from its ability…

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Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook is fighting election interference

September 19, 2018

The Facebook CEO is facing up to some tough questions . Image: Chesnot/ Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday made good on his Rosh Hashana promise to tell the public how he is approaching the toughest issues facing Facebook. Zuckerberg published a very thorough 3, 300 word post on Facebook detailing the company’s multi-pronged approaching to combating election interference. “These are fantastically complex and significant problems, and this has been…

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Trump Denies Telling Cohen to Pay Off Women, Despite Tape

September 19, 2018

Following what was charged under oath in court the day before. Asked if he knew about the payments, Trump said,” Later on I knew, later on ,” before be underlined that the money was not” taken out of campaign finance .” ” They didn’t come from public information campaigns, they came from me ,” the president said, acknowledging something “hes spent” months denying until it was no longer believable.” My…

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Rep. Devin Nunes: Need to declassify Russia documents before election

September 19, 2018

Video Nunes: Need to declassify Russia documents before election Rep. Devin Nunes speaks out on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ about trade with China and the need for transparency in the Russia investigation. This is a rush transcript from “Sunday Morning Futures, ” September 16, 2018. This photocopy may not be in its final sort and may be updated . MARIA BARTIROMO, HOST: Good Sunday morning. Florence is now a tropical depression,…

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What We Now Know About Iran’s Global Propaganda Campaign

September 18, 2018

They set up phony news websites with narratives ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored schedule. They stole photos for their social media profiles and made up epithets to catfish unsuspecting victims. They formed an incestuous web of advertisement across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, Reddit, and other platforms. They seemed to have a thing for Bernie Sanders. And then they got caught. Yes, that’s the story of the…

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6 insane conspiracy theories that actually turned out to be true.

September 17, 2018

It’s feeling harder and harder to separate truth from fiction in the era of fake report. But conspiracy conjectures and propaganda are as old as culture itself. Perhaps most disturbing of all is the growing opulence of scientific testify suggesting that we’re influenced even by news we know to be fake. How many disproven JFK assassination beliefs are swimming around in your brain thanks to Oliver Stone? Do you sometimes…

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The new Russian disinformation game

September 17, 2018

Report End of Twitter post by @marcelsardo Russia denies any participation in the Skripal case, and its delegation in London did not respond to a request for remark from the BBC, but analysts say the Russian government is now the chief proponent of a new kind of information warfare. A loosely-defined network of Russian commonwealth performers, state-controlled media, and armies of social media bots and trolls is said to work…

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Yes, Silicon Valley needs regulation. But Trumps reason why is misguided | Dipayan Ghosh

September 17, 2018

Trump claimed that Google and Facebook suppress conservative content. The reason why is simple: we realise what they think we want to, because its in their business interest In a head-turning move that has pitted him squarely against Silicon Valley’s most revered companies, Donald Trump searches for” Trump news “ on Google will see links to report stories that are produced and published by what Trump regards as ” fake…

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Jair Bolsonaro: tropical Trump who hankers for days of dictatorship

September 16, 2018

The far-right Brazilian presidential candidate injured in a knife onslaught is an ex-paratrooper knows we flogging out at females, black, lesbian and indigenous people and foreigners Jair Bolsonaro, who has been zil’s next chairman is a polarising figure in an unpredictable election campaign. He has praised Pinochet, expressed support for torturers and called for political opponents to be shot, deserving him labelof” the most misogynistic, hateful elected official in the…

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The Curious Case of a Revolutionary (But Imaginary?) Superconductor

September 16, 2018

On July 23, Dev Kumar Thapa and Anshu Pandey made an extraordinary assertion online. It wasn’t your garden-variety assortment fake report: By cramming microscopic particles of gold and silver together into pellets, they said, they’d fabricated the first ever room-temperature superconductor. In a 13 -page PDF, the two chemists at the Indian Institute of Science laid out measurements that indicated the pellets could conduct electricity perfectly at temperatures as warm…

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Civil, the blockchain journalism startup, has partnered with one of the oldest names in media

September 16, 2018

Civil, applying its blockchain-enabled licensing mechanism, which continues to be in developing, will help the AP track where its content is going and whether it’s licensed accurately. In exchange, the AP has granted the newsrooms in Civil’s network licenses to its content. Civil, which has raised$ 5 million from the blockchain venture studio ConsenSys, are projected to establish the licensing tool available to all the newsrooms in its ecosystem formerly…

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The WIRED Guide to Virtual Reality

September 15, 2018

All hail the headset. Or, alternatively, all ignore the headset, because it’s gonna be a dismal failure anyway. That’s pretty much the conversation around virtual reality, a technology by which computer-aided stimuli create the immersive illusion of being somewhere else—and a topic on which middle ground is about as scarce as affordable housing in Silicon Valley. VR is either going to upend our lives in a way nothing has since…

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Trump’s New Executive Order Slaps a Bandaid on Election Interference Problems

September 15, 2018

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would automatically impose sanctions against any person or group attempting to interfere in United States elections. “The proliferation of digital machines and internet-based communications has created significant vulnerabilities and amplified the extent and intensity of the threat of foreign intervention[ to elections ], ” Trump writes in the order. “I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.”…

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Bodyguard twists keep viewers guessing

September 15, 2018

Image copyright BBC/ World Productions/ Sophie Mutevelian Image caption Montague minutes before the explosion The show revolved around Madden’s and Hawes’ personas – but on Sunday, spectators were told Hawes’ home secretary was killed in the bomb. Image Copyright @ Misskeeleyhawes @Misskeeleyhawes Report Report Image caption Montague’s tragic fatality afforded viewers Shakespeare vibes Report Bodyguard thumps Vanity Fair in ratings Bodyguard: What the commentators say Image caption Could Budd be…

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While You Were Offline: How Many Trump Tapes Does Omarosa Have Exactly?

September 14, 2018

Bad news for those hoping to see President Trump‘s projected military parade this November: It’s postponed, perhaps because it was apparently going to cost more than $80 million more than originally estimated. And that was just one of a pair setbacks last week for Trump, who also got dinged by a federal magistrate who governed the administration screwed up the wording on its controversial NDA sorts.( The president likewise picked…

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Are polls broken? Democrats’ unforeseen wins pose urgent question

September 14, 2018

Polling underestimated the strengths of certain Democratic nominees in a number of primaries this year inaccuracies that could affect the midterm elections held in November In the Florida Atlantic University poll, he was tied for third. In the pollsters for neighbourhood WBUR. Ben Jealous and Stacey Abrams , non-white gubernatorial nominees in Maryland and Georgia, likewise beat the numbers. If comparable blind spots persevere through the general elections this November,…

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WhatsApp hits Indias Jio feature phones amidst fake news violence

September 14, 2018

False rumors forwarded on WhatsApp have led indignant rabble to assassination strangers in India, but the Facebook-owned chat app is still racing to add customers in the two countries. Today it launched specific features telephone version of WhatsApp for JioPhone 1 and 2′ s KaiOS, which are designed to support 22 of India’s immense array of native expressions. Consumers will be able to send text, photos, videos and voice contents…

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Its time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech

September 13, 2018

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the abhor speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies to improve their content temperance, few groups( outside of the German government) have outright sued the platforms for their actions. That’s because of a legal differences between media publications and media platforms that has stirred solving abhor speech online…

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

September 13, 2018

European Union lawmakers are facing a major voting time digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most contentious constituent of the proposals concerns user-generated content platforms such as YouTube, and the relevant recommendations they should be made liable for copyright infringements committed by their customers…

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