Facebook is expanding the scope of its fact-checking partnerships to include photo and video posts in 17 countries, ramping up its effort to hinder election meddling as the U.S. midterms approach.
The harassment of Julia and her team started in May.
For what feels like the umpteenth time, Facebook is introducing another new plan to fight against the scourge of fake news that populates the platform, this time by making shrinking the size of links to bogus claims and hoaxes. It probably won’t work because people are just the worst.
Rodrigo Duterte rode to the presidency of the Philippines through a wave of social media promotion. But the homicidal world leader, who has overseen the murder of over 20,000 people in a brutal crackdown on alleged drug dealers and users, isn’t too happy with Facebook these days. Duterte claims that Facebook’s newest…
Last week, conservatives cried foul over Google’s latest attempt to provide past examples of fact-checking for news outlets. Right-wing pundits at The Daily Caller insisted that Google was targeting conservative outlets and giving left-leaning publications a pass. The answer is, expectedly, a bit more complicated than…
Ever since the term was popularized by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump—and subsequently appropriated by Democrats—the stupid controversy over “fake news” has become a swirling vortex of pointlessness that refuses to go all the way down the drain. Now everyone’s calling legitimate articles and opinion pieces…
Imagine if your Twitter account was so trash that federal investigators were called before Congress to publicly dismantle your tweets. For President Trump, that nightmare scenario became a reality on Monday.
As we move towards eventually annotating the entire internet for truthiness, Washington Post reporter, Philip Bump, has created a Chrome Extension to fact check our President Elect’s notoriously dodgy tweets.
Look out bullshit peddlers, the robot fact-checkers are coming to get you. Researchers at Indiana University have developed an automated system for checking claims made online. And while it’s not the first such system, it’s definitely a sign that automated fact-checking might soon become mainstream.
A few months ago we did a little fact-checking and found out that UberFacts is full of shit . So we wanted to give them another shot. The results? UberFacts is still spreading way too much misinformation.
Lisbeth Salander, the hacker-babe protagonist of Stieg Larsson's hugely popular Girl With... novels, infiltrates secured networks and hijacks harddrives with ease. But how realistic is the hacking she does? Vanity Fair got the scoop from reformed hacker Kevin Poulsen.