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…

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“Google and Facebook will fall if their advertising dominance continues”

Google and Facebook’s dominance may destroy tradition news media, but the pair’s dominance will just as likely take them down also says media commentator, Rick Waghorn. Plus the former newspaper journalist and founder of the Adiply advertising platform believes the…

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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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