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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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…

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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…

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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…

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