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There are 2 general kinds of minds: believers and analyzers. Believers seek to feed their beliefs, analyzers dig for hard-core truth. Only one of these groups is very easy to fool.
Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t
TechCrunch The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee’s call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the... 13 hours
UK government accused of lack of action on Russian fake news
ABC NEWS The chair of an influential British parliamentary committee says the government has failed to take seriously the threat posed by Russia and other malign actors in... 21 hours
bots trolls and fake news social media is a minefield for u s midterms Bots, trolls and fake news: Social media is a minefield for U.S. midterms
CBC Social media manipulation is posing problems heading into the U.S.... 2 days
Fake news inquiry MPs' targeted by campaign
Sky News Members of the parliamentary inquiry into fake news have been targeted by an anonymous group which may have spent £250,000 spreading pro-Brexit messages on Facebook. 3 days
Fake news inquiry targeted by 'sophisticated' campaign
Sky News Members of the parliamentary inquiry into fake news have been targeted by an anonymous group which may have spent £250,000 spreading pro-Brexit messages on Facebook. 4 days
Fake news enquiry targeted by 'sophisticated' campaign
Sky News Members of the parliamentary enquiry into fake news have been targeted by an anonymous group which may have spent £250,000 spreading pro-Brexit messages on Facebook. 4 days
Facebook launches “Hunt For False News” debunk blog as fakery drops 50%
TechCrunch Facebook hopes detailing concrete examples of fake news it’s caught — or missed — could improve news literacy or at least prove it’s attacking... 4 days
Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog
TechCrunch A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news... 5 days
most americans say they can t tell the difference between a social media bot and a human Most Americans say they can’t tell the difference between a social media bot and a human
THE VERGE Most Americans say they... 1 week
Snapchat now has cat lenses. (Yes, for your cat.)
TechCrunch It’s 8:00 PM on Friday night and you’re home alone and already drunk. Oh, is that just me? Well no matter. Snapchat has made lenses for your cat now. Yes,... 2 weeks
Fake or real? New study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos
SCIENCE DAILY In the age of fake news and doctored photos, wary consumers are not nearly as gullible as one might presume. But the source of the images... 2 weeks
'Fake news' about volcanic eruptions could put lives at risk
PHYS.ORG The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded across the continent. More... 2 weeks
facebook removes misinformation but only on a technicality Facebook removes misinformation, but only on a technicality
THE VERGE Earlier this week, The Daily Beast published a story with a counterintuitive finding. As best as researchers could tell, there... 2 weeks
Fake or real? New study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos
PHYS.ORG In the age of fake news and doctored photos, wary consumers are not nearly as gullible as one might presume—especially if they have knowledge of social... 2 weeks
deepfakes helped charli xcx imitate the spice girls in her latest music video Deepfakes helped Charli XCX imitate the Spice Girls in her latest music video
THE VERGE VIDEO When mainstream readers first became aware of deepfakes at the... 2 weeks
Tool measures 'iffy' news on social media in time for 2018 election
PHYS.ORG As the crucial midterm election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help... 2 weeks
Even when presented with facts, supported by evidence, many choose not to believe them
SCIENCE DAILY In an era of fact-checking and 'alternative facts,' many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established... 2 weeks
Even when presented with facts, supported by evidence, many choose not to believe them
PHYS.ORG In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established... 2 weeks
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Deepfakes helped Charli XCX imitate the Spice Girls in her latest music video
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