Wikipedia demotes Breitbart to fake news

October 9, 2018

Breitbart joins a list of other sites that have gotten the thumbs down for facts from the internet's encyclopedia.Image: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES Wikipedia, the internet’s crowd-sourced encyclopedia, has declared “fake news” on far-right site Breitbart, deeming the outlet asn unreliable source for facts.  SEE ALSO: Milo Yiannopoulos’ Facebook rant shows that de-platforming actually works The decision, flagged by Motherboard, was declared on September 25, 2018 after an ongoing discussion amongst…


Burger King just showed how valuable Instagram stories are for brands

May 19, 2018

More burgers, more money, more grams . Image: lola& Sarah There are two plausible reactions to a brand-new Instagram campaign from Burger King. The first: Dope, burgers! The second: Dang, labels are about to clog up my Narratives feed. SEE ALSO: Don’t forget: Instagram is creepy-crawly, too Spanish Burger King applied Instagram Stories’ polling feature to allow customers to build their own Whoppers — and then get promo codes and…


Ex-Fox News host alleges Roger Ailes set up secret cameras to watch employees

February 27, 2018

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros . Image: Jamie McCarthy/ Getty Images Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has accused former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who is deceased, of secretly registering video of female employees including Tantaros in their offices and other chambers where they are usually disrobed. The brand-new accusations came out Monday in court papers that Tantaros submitted on her own behalf. Tantaros earlier filed…


Facebook: ‘If we’re not good for your business, you shouldn’t be here’

February 25, 2018

Facebook’s Campbell Brown and Adam Mosseri . Image: code media/ recode Facebook is renowned for the mantra “move fast and break things.” But these days, the tech giant is all about occasion well spent, and with that comes a brand-new tagline for everyone to follow: If you don’t like us, leave. SEE ALSO: 5 queries Facebook’s ‘privacy principles’ don’t answer That’s what Facebook executives Campbell Brown and Adam Mosseri stressed…


Here are the people who read the most fake news, according to a first-of-its-kind study

January 13, 2018

Ya, we know what this person reads. Image: Corbis via Getty Images A brand-new examine corroborates your worst anxieties about fake news in the U.S. — it’s widespread, skews pro-Trump, and is primarily consumed by your conservative uncle. Oh, and reality checking hasn’t worked at all. A group of academic researchers have written what they are calling the first scientific, data-based analyze of Americans’ exposure to fake report in the…


Time Person of the Year poll awards #MeToo movement

January 6, 2018

The # MeToo campaign is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2017, thumping U.S. President Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: Trump’s ‘Time’ tweet get better with every internet spoof The magazine cover, with the headline “The Silence Breakers”, pays tribute to the “voices that launched a movement”. The Silence Breakers are TIME’s Person of the Time 2017 #TIMEPOY https :// mLgNTveY9z GBo9z 57 RVG — TIME (@ TIME) December…


The 2018 internet resolution everyone should have: Bring back your browser bar

December 30, 2017

An open memoranda, to all marginally-smart people/ consumers of internet “content”: Hi. Some doubts. Do you… Want the internet to be better in 2018? Want your favorite media stores to survive 2018? Want the proliferation of “fake news”( both the now-meaningless word and actual bullshit news) to stop? Actually care about deep, true reporting? Actually care about neighbourhood writing and reporting? Actually care about writing that isn’t written for the…


Facebook’s fake news problem landed Zuckerberg dubious title of ‘Misinformer of the Year’

December 26, 2017

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets held accountable for his platform’s role in the fake report scenery with Media Matter’s “Misinformer of the Year” bestow . Image: Paul Marotta/ Getty Images Rupert Murdoch, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. Those are some of the large-hearted media figures Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is joining with this year’s dubious difference of “Misinformer of the Year.” That’s the title given to the…


Facebook enlists Wikipedia to help fight its fake news problem

October 17, 2017

Thanks Wikipedia . Image: ERIC RISBERG/ AP/ REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK Facebook built virtually $27 billion last year, but the tech monster can’t appears to figure out how to fix its fake news question on its own. Their solution: enlist a nonprofit that has successfully done so–with the help of 133,540 moderators. In its latest move to prove it’s no longer a threat to democracy, Facebook is tapping Wikipedia. Now, when Facebook…


Facebook now has technology for manipulating live videos

August 13, 2017

Fake it . Image: facebook Fake news, it’s a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be becoming ever more of it in matters of videos. Facebook lately bought a startup with an expertise in video manipulation, Deutsche Startups reported. The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add results to them. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s dumbest feature…


Anthony Scaramucci is coming back, and if his recent tweets are a hint, it’s going to be a lituation

August 11, 2017

why Image: michael REYNOLDS/ EPA/ REX/ Shutterstock Wisdom has prescribed that people “have to go away to come back, ” but, ya know, Anthony Scaramucci lately told a New Yorker columnist that he was not one to “suck my own rooster, ” so perhaps we should presuppose The Mooch is not one for norms. SEE ALSO: Anthony Scaramucci resigned and everybody has hahahahahahahahaha The former incoming White House communications head…


Disney to pull all its movies off Netflix

August 10, 2017

Image: DISNEY Disney’s future is becoming clearerand that’s going to mean developing its own platforms to reach consumers. Step onebreak off its relationship with Netflix. Disney announced on Tuesday that it will pull its movies off Netflix in 2019, marking the end of a multi-year relationship that helped Netflix grow into a dominant at-home entertainment company. Step twostart its own streaming platform. Disney also said that it is planning its…


Lara Trump’s ‘Real News’ is here to save us from the fake stuff

August 4, 2017

Our savior . Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock Real talk is like sweet, frigid-ass lemonade on a sweaty, red-hot period: refreshing. America, Lara Trump is here to give you the lemonade that will parch your news-starved throats. Who better to slice a hot bayonet through all the fake report out there than President Donald Trump’s second most powerful daughter-in-law? Lara Trump launched “Real News” on Trump’s Facebook page this past Sunday,…


6 jaw-dropping quotes from the bombshell Fox News lawsuit

August 3, 2017

A security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in midtown Manhattan . Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock Lawsuits continue to rain on Fox News. On Tuesday, NPR broke the news that longtime benefactor Rod Wheeler is suing the network over accusations that Fox News misattributed quotes to him to further a made-up narrative involving the murder of a Democratic National Committee employee, and that the network did so…


The right wing has a new favorite conspiracy

July 31, 2017

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz attends a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . Image: andrew Harnik/ AP/ REX/ Shutterstock The far right will not rest until they’ve pinned a plot on the folks at the Democratic National Committee, but they’re having a hard time coming up with what that conspiracy is supposed to be. It’s only been weeks since folks from random trolls to Fox News promoted the idea…


There’s a battle brewing for the soul of Fox News in the era of Donald Trump

July 21, 2017

Image: Gombert/ Epa/ REX/ Shutterstock The war is on for the being of Fox News in the Donald Trump era. In one corner, Sean Hannity, heir apparent to Bill O’Reilly and the undisputed champ of President Donald Trump. In the other, Shep Smith, among a select few voices willing to occasionally puncture the Fox News bubble. SEE ALSO: Shep Smith gets so riled up by Donald Trump Jr. revelation he…


Shep Smith tries so, so hard to convince Fox News viewers that this Trump Jr. thing is a big deal

July 15, 2017

This Donald Trump Jr. story is something that time won’t cease, and Shep Smith continued to prove himself as Fox News ‘ articulate of reason today when he got air of an eighth corroborate those participating in Trump Jr.’s 2016 gratifies with a Russian lawyer. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert foresees Donald Trump Jr.’s future applying genius representation The news of the eighth (!!!) person came from CNN, after the Associated…