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Most People Don’t Actively Seek to Share Fake News

Fake news and misinformation have been a persistent concern ever since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Despite increased awareness and (apparent) concern from social media companies, the problem has not seemed to dissipate. For example, false content about COVID-19 has…

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Researchers developed an AI system that predicts the likelihood people will spread misinformation based on words they use

AI / misinformation University of Sheffield researchers Yida Mu and Dr. Nikos Aletra report they’ve developed an artificial intelligence system to help identify Twitter users who are more likely to share unreliable news sources. Fonte: Poynter Leia todo o texto Link:…

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Fake News: How To Spot Misinformation

Fake News / Misinformation Here are five tips to help you spot misinformation. Fonte: NPR Leia todo o texto Link: Leia outros textos aqui

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Facebook funnelling readers towards Covid misinformation – study

Facebook / Covid misinformation Websites spreading misinformation about health attracted nearly half a billion views on Facebook in April alone, as the coronavirus pandemic escalated worldwide, a report has found. Fonte: The Guardian Leia todo o texto Link: Leia outros textos aqui

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Social Media Companies Profiting from Misinformation

Social Media / Misinformation While the spread of disinformation through social media presents a general crisis for our democracy, the online spread of disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it also presents threats to public health, said House Speaker…

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As Facebook Moderates Covid-19 Misinformation With AI, Advertisers Navigate Brand Safety During The Crisis

Facebook / Covid-19 Misinformation As Facebook uses artificial intelligence to moderate Covid-19 misinformation, marketers continue to grapple with how to advertise around the crisis both on and off the platform. Fonte: Forbes Leia todo o texto Link: Leia outros textos aqui

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Fighting misinformation during a pandemic

Misinformation  / Pandemic Fact-checking and verification were already crucial skills for journalists before the COVID-19 pandemic came along, thanks in part to the rise of Donald Trump and the alt-right’s weaponization of social media. But the coronavirus has made fact-checking and…

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Social-media companies must flatten the curve of misinformation

Social-media companies / misinformation At Harvard Kennedy’s Shorenstein Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we track misinformation online. Social media is tooled to distribute financial scams, miracle-promising products and fear-mongering conspiracies alongside medical advice, school closures, news and family updates. It’s no surprise…

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