Fake news, real consequences

2019-10-09T23:28:59+00:00

CBS News June 27, 2019 As the 2016 U.S. election illustrated, social media has become a powerful tool for disinformation and propaganda. Today, the Philippines is center stage..

Fake news, real consequences2019-10-09T23:28:59+00:00

A Trump attack on an Amazon ‘scam’ is dividing wealthy Democrats and Republicans: CNBC survey reveals

2019-10-09T23:26:59+00:00

CNBC Matt Lavietes June 28, 2018 President Donald Trump has made Amazon and its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, a repeated target of attacks. It seems to be working, and not just with his base of working-class voters...

A Trump attack on an Amazon ‘scam’ is dividing wealthy Democrats and Republicans: CNBC survey reveals2019-10-09T23:26:59+00:00

Popular ‘USA’ Facebook Page Run by Ukrainians Targeted Older Americans

2019-10-09T23:17:29+00:00

Snopes Alex Kasprak and Jordan Liles October 1, 2019 A once pro-Trump Facebook page, World USA, built a following of nearly 1 million users between October 2016 and late September 2019 by sharing generically patriotic, Norman Rockwellian remembrances of a bygone America...

Popular ‘USA’ Facebook Page Run by Ukrainians Targeted Older Americans2019-10-09T23:17:29+00:00

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation

2019-10-09T23:05:50+00:00

The New York Times Davey Alba September 29, 2019 In April 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, told Congress about an ambitious plan to share huge amounts of posts, links and other user data with researchers around the world so that they could study and flag disinformation on the site...

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation2019-10-09T23:05:50+00:00

Privacy concerns could derail unprecedented plan to use Facebook data to study elections

2019-10-09T23:14:55+00:00

AAAS Jeffrey Mervis September 24, 2019 Gary King benefited from perfect timing in selling Facebook on the idea of sharing a treasure trove of its data with academics. But now, the clock is working against efforts by King and others to keep the innovative project...

Privacy concerns could derail unprecedented plan to use Facebook data to study elections2019-10-09T23:14:55+00:00

Bringing Science to Bear on Social Media

2019-09-13T21:07:54+00:00

Knight Foundation Blog Andrew Hamilton July 29, 2019 As we enter our nation’s next presidential election cycle, we will be compelled once again to reexamine the new, disturbing terms of engagement regarding the dissemination of information and misinformation...

Bringing Science to Bear on Social Media2019-09-13T21:07:54+00:00

2019-10-08T00:14:18+00:00

ABC Stephen Loiaconi April 23, 2019 Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, dismissed Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election as “a couple of Facebook ads” Tuesday, but experts say special counsel Robert Mueller uncovered...

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The movement to skip the electoral college

2019-10-08T00:14:56+00:00

Downtown News Magazine Lisa Brody April 23, 2019 Today, we live in an era where we are bombarded by constant communication, with 24-hour cable news channels, emails flooding us with advice and information, and social media coming at us from every side, providing us with news, images and details, factual and some that are less-than, at all times of the day and night...

The movement to skip the electoral college2019-10-08T00:14:56+00:00

Turns Out Liberals and Conservatives Mainly Follow the Same News Sources

2019-10-01T16:46:00+00:00

Pacific Standard Tom Jacobs March 6, 2019 There is a justifiable fear that the splintering of news sources, first by cable television networks and then by the Internet, is leading many people to live in ideological bubbles, with little access to arguments from opposing political ideologies. While such self-siloing is clearly a problem, a new study suggests the situation isn't as dire as we might think...

Turns Out Liberals and Conservatives Mainly Follow the Same News Sources2019-10-01T16:46:00+00:00