Mark Zuckerbergs Facebook mission statement hides his real aim | Emily Bell

March 14, 2019

Social media founders exclaim their idealism, like modern day messiahs. Yet all they crave is global market domination It is hard to remember that there was a blissful time , not so long ago, when corporation chief executives were anonymous creatures who rarely expressed with the outside world and, when they did, it was through the unengaging medium of a corporate press release. As with many other perfectly good practices,…


Democrats bar Fox News from 2020 debates over ‘inappropriate’ Trump ties

March 13, 2019

DNC chairman says New Yorker expos on Trump ties to Fox News cast doubt on networks ability to hold fair and neutral debates The Democratic party’s governing body has announced it will not question Fox News to host any of its televised primary debates during the 2020 US presidential race, quoting a recent report detailing the republican network’s close rapport with Washington Post. ” I believe that a key pathway…


‘A real source of hope’: social media opens Thailand’s junta to criticism

March 12, 2019

Social platforms wielded increasing influence in Thai politics, where traditional media remain under the iron clutch of the military Just over a week ago, Thailand’s army chief began trending on Twitter. It started with an ordering, make use of General Apirat Kongsompong that 160 radio stations across the country must play the 1970 s anti-communist propaganda song, Nuk Paen Din ( Scum of the Earth) which exalts the might of…


Parents: don’t panic about Momo worry about YouTube Kids instead | Keza MacDonald

March 11, 2019

One is a viral hoax. The other is rife with distressing and disturbing content, says Keza MacDonald, the Keeper video games editor I firstly been hearing Momo in my local parents’ WhatsApp group. Someone had screenshotted a Facebook post about a creepy puppet that supposedly appeared in unsuspecting children’s phone contents and spliced into YouTube videos, dispensing the recommendations on self-harm and violent acts. I reacted with mistrust: this would…


Viral ‘Momo challenge’ is a malicious hoax, say charities

March 11, 2019

Groups say no evidence yet of self-harm from cult, but ensuing hysteria poses a risk It is the most talked about viral scare narrative of the year so far, blamed for child suicides and violent attacks- but experts and benevolences have warned that the “Momo challenge” is nothing but a” moral anxiety” spread by adults. Warnings about the supposed Momo challenge suggest that children are being encouraged to kill themselves…


Political ads study finds the right favors Google, the left Facebook and Twitter

November 5, 2018

An analysis received Donald Trump had the largest number of ads while Senate candidate Beto ORourke was “the worlds largest” spender Left-leaning organizations are predominating political ads on Facebook and Twitter while rightwing advertisers are outspending liberal groups on Google, according to brand-new research. Computer scientists at the New York University( NYU) Tandon School of Engineering analyzed more than 884,000 recentpolitical ads on the three social media websites. They found…


People Are Posting Examples Of How Media Can Manipulate The Truth (15 Pics)

October 31, 2018

The problem is bias. While ideally the media are due to be objective and hold power to account, in reality we know that most news stores are partisan and have their own agenda to improvement. Whether state-owned or run by some shady tax-avoiding billionaire, getting ‘the masses’ to view countries around the world from one particular perspective has always been a priceless power to wield. People have been posting examples…


Facebook removes hundreds of US political pages for ‘inauthentic activity’

October 20, 2018

Some accounts were fake or ad farms pretending to be forums for political debate, company says With less than one month left before the midterm elections, Facebook has English language website, it claims to have collected data on 147 million users taken from open sources, blogs, forums and mass media, RSS and ads as well as mobile apps. It also claims it has the ability to capture new information within…


Revealed: Russias secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

October 10, 2018

Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has learned. A tentative plan was devised that would have seen the WikiLeaks founder smuggled out of Ecuadors London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another…


NewsGuard Wants to Fight Fake News With Humans, Not Algorithms

September 23, 2018

Say you’re scrolling through Facebook, find an clause that seems a little hinky, and pennant it. If Facebook’s algorithm has decided you’re trustworthy, such reports then might go to the social network’s third-party fact checkers. If they mark the narrative as false, Facebook will make sure fewer people see it in the News Feed. For those who see it anyway, Facebook will surface related articles with alternative solutions standpoint only…


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…


Googles snooping proves big tech will not change unless governments step in | Arwa Mahdawi

September 8, 2018

News that the company lines customers even when they prevent it shows that technology giants do not take our privacy earnestly. They must be regulated Every move you induce, every step you take, Google is watching you. Even, apparently, when you have explicitly told it not to. Google’s support page on the issue nations:” With site record off, the places you go “re no longer” stored .” While it would…


Trump lashes out against US news outlets defending press freedom

August 25, 2018

Senate declared the press is not the adversary in non-binding resolution after the president called media the opposition party Donald Trump has lashed out against hundreds of US newspapers that quoted its local founding father John Adams, who was born and died in Massachusetts and grew America’s second chairman and said:” The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom .” Trump responded by doubling down on…


Brussels in EU-wide drive to combat voter manipulation online

August 17, 2018

Initiative will coordinate efforts to tackle fake report and misuse of personal data Brussels is to launch an EU-wide initiative to combat voter manipulation through social media, as concerns develop about the issue ahead of elections to the European parliament next May. Vera Jourova, the justice commissioner, said national governments needed to coordinate their efforts to tackle fake news and the misuse of personal data in micro-targeted political advertising. With…


CNN Reporter Kaitlan Collins Banned by White House for Asking Trump Questions

August 1, 2018

CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins asked President Donald Trump doubts he didn’t like. So the White House In a statement, a spokesperson for CNN supposed,” Just because the White House is uncomfortable with a question regarding the news of period doesn &# x27; t signify the question isn &# x27; t relevant and shouldn &# x27; t be asked. This decision to saloon a member of the press is retaliatory in…


Fears mount over WhatsApp’s role in spreading fake news

July 10, 2018

App blamed for circulating false information in India, Brazil, Kenya and now the UK Abijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das were driving back from a inspect to a waterfall in the Indian state of Assam earlier this month when they stopped in village representatives to ask for directions. The two men were drawn out of their auto and thumping to fatality by a rabble who accused them of stealing infants. ”…


Capital Gazette: US mass shooters and their history of violence towards women

July 10, 2018

Female classmate articulates gunman harassed her, matching pattern of attackers perpetrating cases of violence against those close to them A 38 -year-old gunman shot through a sleepy-eyed newsroom’s glass doorway and kept emptying. He killed five people- four reporters and an advertising salesperson. Two more were injured during, and many more is likely to be mentally scarred. This week’s attack on the newspaper, the Capital Gazette, arrives at a time…


Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

July 2, 2018

CNN, which aired Bourdains show Parts Unknown, substantiated his death and said it was suicide The girlfriend of TV chef Anthony Bourdain has paid tribute to his” brilliant, fearless intent” as friends and family reacted with shock to his death at the age of 61. CNN, which hosted Bourdain’s globetrotting culinary travelling guidebook Parts Unknown, supported Bourdain’s death on Friday and “says its” suicide. The CNN chief executive, Jeff Zucker,…


Arkady Babchenko reveals he faked his death to thwart Moscow plot

June 28, 2018

Russian columnist buffoons worlds media by staging his murder in elaborated strategy with Ukraine Arkady Babchenko, the Russian reporter whose murder was dramatically announcement by Ukraine on Tuesday, rose very much alive on Wednesday and said he had faked his own demise in order to frustrate a plot by Moscow to kill him. Smiling, and appearing a little sheepish, Babchenko showed before a surreal press conference held by Ukraine’s SBU…


This chain-smoking robot is taking one for the team

June 17, 2018

First Congress , now The Onion is going after Zuckerberg . Image: Getty Images/ chip Smodevilla Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is get a savor of what happens when you piss off The Onion. The satirical report website has been relentlessly trolling Zuckerberg and Facebook for the past few days and promises it’s only getting started. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s desperate for people to take its fake news battle severely While the…