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How low-paid workers at ‘click farms’ create appearance of online popularity

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Dispatches found one boss in Bangladesh who boasted of being "king of Facebook" for his ability to create accounts and then use them to create hundreds or thousands of...

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

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In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before...

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...

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.  

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...

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...

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...