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Fake news ‘travels faster’, study finds

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A study of 126,000 rumours and false news stories spread on Twitter over a period of 11 years found that they travelled faster and reached more people than the...

Facebook totally meant to lose a million daily users

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Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he meant for that to happen. During yesterday’s Q4 earnings report...

GOOGLE to Fight Fake news – Google News Initiative

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There are three specific goals of the Google News Initiative: highlight accurate journalism while fighting misinformation, particularly during breaking news events; help news sites continue to grow from a...

Can artificial intelligence solve the internet’s fake news

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Fact-checkers and journalists try their best to surface facts, but there are just too many lies and too few of us. How often the average citizen falls for fake...

Twitter tells 677,775 tweeters they were duped by Russian election trolls

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TWITTER HAS REVEALED that 677,775 users were duped into following more than 50,000 automated profiles it believes were used by Russians to influence the 2016 US presidential elections.  

Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians

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Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the...

Pope says serpent temptation in Bible ‘first fake news’

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Pope Francis has denounced the "snake tactics" of those who spread fake news, saying the first case of misinformation is in the Bible when Eve is tempted by the...