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Facebook’s fake war on fake news

badpass-011918-ed.jpgIt’s hard watching Facebook struggle. Like how for the past two years it’s alternated between looking like it’s doing something about fake news, and actually doing something about fake news.

The company’s latest stab at the problem is saying it will…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/19/facebooks-fake-war-on-fake-news/

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Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ were a huge flop

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Trust in news media takes a hit during Trump presidency

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Google to stop showing news from websites that do not reveal their correct country of origin

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‘Fake news’ for a good cause? Viral polar bear video not what it seems

Preview The viral video showing an emaciated and starving bear desperately searching for food has garnered massive attention around the world, but in the six days since its publication serious doubts have emerged among the scientific and indigenous communities.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/news/412834-polar-bear-viral-debunk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

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Fake News: CNN Admits To ‘Colossal F**k Up’ In Trump-Wikileaks Report – Townhall

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Fox News’ Shepard Smith Says ‘It’s A Lie’ To Call Trump-Russia Probe ‘Fake News’

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Fake news and botnets: how Russia weaponised the web

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The digital attack that brought Estonia to a standstill 10 years ago was the first shot in a cyberwar that has been raging between Moscow and the west ever since

It began at exactly 10pm on 26 April, 2007, when a Russian-speaking mob began rioting in the streets of Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, killing one person and wounding dozens of others. That incident resonates powerfully in some of the recent conflicts in the US. In 2007, the Estonian government had announced that a bronze statue of a heroic second world war Soviet soldier was to be removed from a central city square. For ethnic Estonians, the statue had less to do with the war than with the Soviet occupation that followed it, which lasted until independence in 1991. For the country’s Russian-speaking minority – 25% of Estonia’s 1.3 million people – the removal of the memorial was another sign of ethnic discrimination. Russia’s government warned that the statue’s removal would be “disastrous” for Estonia.

That evening, Jaan Priisalu – a former risk manager for Estonia’s largest bank, Hansabank, who was working closely with the government on its cybersecurity infrastructure – was at home in Tallinn with his girlfriend when his phone rang. On the line was Hillar Aarelaid, the chief of Estonia’s cybercrime police.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/02/fake-news-botnets-how-russia-weaponised-the-web-cyber-attack-estonia