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What is “Fake News”?

Originally posted on Wright’s Writes:
The now-popular buzzword “fake news” gets thrown around a lot today by many different players. In fact, it has become so central to our current political issues that Oxford Dictionaries designated “post-truth” as the international word of the year in 2016. But what does “fake news” actually mean? For… Continue reading

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Other People’s Alexa

We were able to navigate around a complete stranger’s private life without his knowledge, and the immoral, almost voyeuristic nature of what we were doing got our hair standing on end. The alarms, Spotify commands, and public transport inquiries included in the data revealed a lot about the victims’ personal habits, their jobs, and their … Continue reading Other People’s Alexa Continue reading

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Fake Is Everywhere

Originally posted on Dr. Luis C. Almeida:
Let me reveal something to you. I spent two years of my life infiltrating social media communities to literally find out what these kids were up to. This article is going to be about what I’ve found in this investigation. It will focus on the social media platform,… Continue reading

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Late-stage internet

Originally posted on Wogan’s Blog:
Here’s a cheerful thought for you as we head into 2019: How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. Max Read,… Continue reading

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How Google Marketers Exploit Your Discomfort

Originally posted on SOMEONE SOMEWHERE:
We’re trained to serve ads in your moments of quiet desperation Today, three out of four smartphone owners turn to Google first to address their immediate needs. As a result, Google marketers like me must survive on our ability to play on your impatience and impulsiveness when you’re using a… Continue reading

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How to Determine if Nutritional Information is Trustworthy

Originally posted on KetOMAD:
In a world inundated with food blogs, and vlogs, and celebrities trying to sell us things, it can be overwhelming to try to find any real science about what we should be eating. And as a man known for his efficiency, I’m going to cut right to the chase. No one… Continue reading

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Why Should Anyone Believe Facebook Anymore?

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Google Misinformation: Fake News Medicine

I am not a free-speech lawyer, but when human health is at stake, perhaps search engines, social media platforms and websites should be held responsible for promoting or hosting fake information. Haider Warraich, a fellow in heart failure and transplantation at Duke University Medical Center, is the author of the forthcoming “State of the Heart: … Continue reading Google Misinformation: Fake News Medicine Continue reading

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Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth

Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term “fake news” during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral. Increasingly it is used by politicians around the world to denounce or dismiss news reports that do not fit their version of the truth. But as news outlets defend their work, false information is … Continue reading Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth Continue reading

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