Journalism is reaching crisis point and “clickable outrageous lies” are winning

A prominent Australian academic believes the fresh culling of journalist jobs across the country will put the industry in crisis and give rise to more ‘fake news factories’. Margaret Simons, a prominent Melbourne academic and Director of the Centre for…

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PA finds Facebook still earning from fake news

A recent investigation has revealed that Facebook is still earning money on the back of hoax content despite its promise to crack down on fake news. The Press Association revealed that dodgy adverts and posts about celebrities such as Professor…

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Press gazette launches Facebook Google duopoly campaign

A British publication for the journalism industry has launched a campaign to expose the duopoly of Facebook and Google, and stop the two destroying the UK journalism industry. Press Gazette, a publication that has focused on journalism issues for over…

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Facebook plans fake news education but experts are sceptical

Facebook says advice on how to spot fake news will solve the problem of its users being fooled by the phenomenon. The social media giant will target users with an advertising campaign over several days linking to an article in…

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