Does flagging Fake News work?

Fake News

One part of the Facebook “solution” is to flag Fake News as Fake. This is how they describe it … Better identifying false news through our community and third-party fact-checking organizations so that we can limit its spread, which, in turn, makes it uneconomical. This leads to an interesting question. If you permit people to … Read more Does flagging Fake News work?

How is Facebook anti-vaccination policy doing?

Facebook anti-vaccination policy

Facebook issued an official policy regarding anti-vaccination misinformation within advertisements back last March. It reads as follows … Combatting Vaccine Misinformation We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic. We are starting by taking a series of steps: We will reduce the … Read more How is Facebook anti-vaccination policy doing?

Facebook and “Freedom of Expression”

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As the 2020 elections loom in the US and also in the UK in just a few weeks, the role that Facebook plays in swinging the outcome via outright manipulation and lies is coming sharply into focus. “I don’t know, I can’t remember” There was this recent interaction between AOC and Mark Zuckerberg. What happened … Read more Facebook and “Freedom of Expression”

Sandy Hook father awarded $450,000

Noah Pozner was one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook

For most, the loss of a child is an unimaginable devastation. For parents in Sandy Hook the nightmare became reality. Picture in your mind how you would cope and you might then begin to grasp the deep well of despair that they endured. What followed after that was deeply offensive, not just to the parents … Read more Sandy Hook father awarded $450,000

Climate and The Funnel

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Last Wednesday (16th Oct 2019) the Guardian’s editor-in-chief published the following climate pledge … Today we pledge to give the climate crisis the attention it demands At the Guardian we believe the climate crisis is the most urgent issue of our times. And we know that Guardian readers are equally passionate about the need for … Read more Climate and The Funnel

Playing “Bad News” teaches Fake News awareness

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There is an online game that you can play called “Bad News”. This however is not just any game, it has been specifically designed to psychologically train and inoculate those that play against Fake News and disinformation. How can this possibly work? The thinking behind this is research into what is known to some as … Read more Playing “Bad News” teaches Fake News awareness