Facebook in 'fake news' legal battle after Syrian migrant in Germany claims stories were spread
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 Facebook will have to face off against German justice authorities next month when representatives for the global social network site answer charges of spreading fake news about a refugee.
Facebook is taking a more active role to stamp out misinformation and so-called "fake news" from its news feeds. WSJ's Brian Fitzgerald and Tanya Rivero discuss how the social media giant has hired former CNN anchor Campbell Brown and plans to work closely with news organizations to promote what it...
Yesterday we highlighted an article written by the Chicago Tribune's Deputy Editor for Digital News, Kurt Gessler, which provided a fairly compelling set of... Zero Hedge - MarketsAlso reported by •Burton Mail
Two major online platforms are stepping up their fact-checking measures to combat the proliferation of fake news. Google will expand the use of “fact check”... S.China Morning Post - TechnologyAlso reported by •SBS •Newsmax •Zero Hedge •BGR India •TVNewsCheck •DNA •Reuters
“The reasons aren’t always apparent.” PolitiFact, one of Facebook’s partners in its hoax-combatting program, published a list of 156 “websites where... NiemanLab - BusinessAlso reported by •Wall Street Journal
The first round of the 2017 French presidential election will be held next Sunday, on April 23. The French election is seen as one of Europe’s three pivotal... The Next Web - InternetAlso reported by •Reuters