Mozilla joins the fight against fake news

Mozilla, the creator of a popular web browser, Firefox, has decided it is time to tackle fake news. On August 8, 2017 the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, which believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open…

Comments Off on Mozilla joins the fight against fake news

Facebook’s new fact-checking system is having no effect on fake news

Recent efforts by Facebook to stop the proliferation of fake news is having no effect according to a respected fact-checking organisation. “Fake news is flying thick and fast,” said Brooke Binkowski, managing editor of Snopes, a highly respected fact-checking site…

Comments Off on Facebook’s new fact-checking system is having no effect on fake news

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…

Comments Off on PA finds Facebook still earning from fake news

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…

Comments Off on Press gazette launches Facebook Google duopoly campaign

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…

Comments Off on Facebook plans fake news education but experts are sceptical

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day 2017

This May 3 let’s remind people to pause and contemplate the value that a free press adds to modern society. It’s a good time to evaluate press freedom around the world, defend journalists and publications from attacks on their independence,…

Comments Off on May 3 is World Press Freedom Day 2017

A toolkit for access to information laws

If you have ever experienced the frustration of extracting information from public bodies intent on blocking you every move then you will know the value of clear information on your legal right of access, and the Legal Leaks Toolkit may…

Comments Off on A toolkit for access to information laws

Spotting fake news should be taught in school

The education director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Andreas Schleicher believes schools need to help make students capable of handling the onslaught of fake news. Mr Schleicher believes this is a “global competency” and wants teenagers…

Comments Off on Spotting fake news should be taught in school

How to leak to ProRepublica

The independent investigative journalism organisation ProRepublica has released a guide to leaking information to it. “We’re investigative journalists devoted to exposing abuse of power,” writes ProRepublica. “If you’ve got evidence showing powerful people doing the wrong thing, here’s how to let…

Comments Off on How to leak to ProRepublica

UNESCO conference to look at journalism’s challenges

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding a meeting at its Paris headquarters to discuss “the international landscape facing media actors”. “Media leaders, journalists, experts and Member States will have an opportunity to analyze the extent…

Comments Off on UNESCO conference to look at journalism’s challenges

News agencies look to IPSO to counter “fake” allegations

News agencies are applying for membership to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in “a bid to counter the explosion of fake news claims currently being made online.” The UK’s Press Gazette reported on March 13, 2017 that the British-owned agency, Central European News…

Comments Off on News agencies look to IPSO to counter “fake” allegations

Identifying untrustworthy news sites

A public document posted by an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College in Massachusetts has been described as a great source of help for identifying news sites that should not be trusted. “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical…

Comments Off on Identifying untrustworthy news sites

World Wide Web inventor calls for fake news fight

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the man behind the success of the internet, has celebrated the web’s 28th birthday by calling on internet giants such as Google and Facebook to lead the fight against fake news. He said that targeted content and…

Comments Off on World Wide Web inventor calls for fake news fight

A bill to oppose fake news

In the US House of Representatives a Democrat resolution aimed at combatting fake news and alternative facts has been introduced. Resolution 191, Opposing fake news and alternative facts lauds the First Amendment’s part in assuring freedom of speech and press freedom and…

Comments Off on A bill to oppose fake news

News: Fake news is now the subject of a US university class

A Michigan news outlet has reported the University of Michigan will soon offer a course intended to help students develop better critical evaluation skills of news items. The MLive Media Group reported: “The University of Michigan Library has partnered with…

Comments Off on News: Fake news is now the subject of a US university class

Not everything went well for Facebook in 2016

Technology journalist, Olivia Solon, thinks 2016 might be the year of big regrets for the technology giant, Facebook. The year may have started well for founder, Mark Zuckerberg but it quickly went downhill, and then culminated in the social network…

Comments Off on Not everything went well for Facebook in 2016

Thomson Reuters is slashing jobs

Thomson Reuters will cut 2,000 jobs from its global workforce but none of these redundancies are likely to affect newsroom numbers. The financial news and data organisation believes the move will “simplify and streamline” operations and will mostly affect two…

Comments Off on Thomson Reuters is slashing jobs

End of content

No more pages to load