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?

Halloween – the official Zombie Day

Halloween

What do we actually know about Halloween? Most of us happily accept the traditions and do not give too much thought to the origins of it all. Given that today is the day, let’s mull over it all a bit with a couple of questions. Where does the name “Halloween” come from? Traditionally, Halloween is Hallows’ … Read more Halloween – the official Zombie Day