Tag Archives: misinformation

WhatsApp now marks forwarded messages to curb the spread of deadly misinformation

WhatsApp just introduced a new feature designed to help its users identify the origin of information that they receive in the messaging app. For the first time, a forwarded WhatsApp message will include an indicator that marks it as forwarded. It’s a small shift for the messaging platform, but potentially one that could make a big difference in the way ...

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It’s time to end ‘misinformation’ aimed at Russia, declares British lord

The House of Lords has been asked by one of its own to boost ties with Russia. Viscount Waverley said he had grown concerned by “ill-informed” rhetoric and “misinformation and polarization” aimed at Moscow. On Monday, Waverley told the House of Lords that “at a time of escalating rhetoric…relations with Russia must command our attention.” In recent months, British politicians ...

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Google is surfacing Texas shooter misinformation in search results — thanks also to Twitter

Google has once again been called out for algorithmically encouraging the spread of dubious, politically charged speculation and misinformation around a topical news event. In the latest instance of the algorithmic amplification of misinformation, the news event in question is a shooting in a Texas church on Sunday. Authorities have identified 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley as the perpetrator. Users of Google’s search ...

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Google is surfacing Texas shooter misinformation in search results — thanks also to Twitter

Google has once again been called out for algorithmically encouraging the spread of dubious, politically charged speculation and misinformation around a topical news event. In the latest instance of the algorithmic amplification of misinformation, the news event in question is a shooting in a Texas church on Sunday. Authorities have identified 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley as the perpetrator. Users of Google’s search ...

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Can you guess what made ‘Word of the Year’? Clues are Trump, misinformation & media

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 09:12 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 10:18 US President Donald Trump says he made it up. Others claim it’s used by Russia to influence foreign elections. Today, ‘fake news’ became real news when it was named by Collins as the 2017 Word of the Year. The usage of the term has risen by 365 percent ...

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