Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure

Facebook is finally rolling out its fake news identification tools, starting in Germany. The company’s decision comes on the back of mounting criticism against the social network in the country. It’s unclear how well it’s working.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/15/facebook-boasts-removing-fake-news-in-germany-but-journalists-aren-t-so-sure.html

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Google will revamp algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas church shooter

Google says it will improve its algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed 26 people in a horrific church attack Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/google-will-revamp-algorithm-after-surfacing-fake-news-tweets-on-texas-church-shooter.html

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Sneaky fake WhatsApp app attracts more than 1 million downloads

Over a million Android users may have been duped into downloading a fake WhatsApp product on Google Play, thanks to a character space.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/06/sneaky-fake-whatsapp-app-attracts-more-than-1-million-downloads.html

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After Las Vegas shooting, Nevada officials go after sham websites seeking donations

The Nevada Attorney General’s office is investigating reports of fake online charities collecting donations on behalf of victims that were killed or wounded at a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1st.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/after-las-vegas-shooting-nevada-officials-go-after-sham-websites-seeking-donations.html

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More than 10 million people saw the political ads Russia bought on Facebook last year

Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/03/more-than-10-million-people-saw-political-ads-russia-bought-on-facebook-last-year.html

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Las Vegas shooting: Facebook, Google surfaced fake news

Fake news quickly surfaced on Facebook and Google’s platforms in the aftermath of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.

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Facebook deleted 'tens of thousands' of fake accounts in the run-up to the German election

Facebook says that it deleted a host of fake accounts from the social network in the run-up to Sunday’s German election.

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Duped by Photoshop: People are Bad at spotting fake photos

Recently, a fake photo of a baby girl with a sparkly piercing in a dimple on her cheek went viral and incited outrage from many who assumed the photo was real.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/duped-by-photoshop-people-are-bad-at-spotting-fake-photos.html

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A selfie turned into 'fake news' on Facebook, says lawsuit

The concept of “fake news” has infused itself into the regular news cycle, and now a well-known Syrian refugee says he’s embroiled in it—and he’s suing Facebook as a result, the Guardian reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/16/selfie-turned-into-fake-news-on-facebook-says-lawsuit.html

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Fact-Checking Social Content


There’s an argument that it’s not Facebook’s job to fact-check the growing flood of fake news coming at us through its portal. After all, Facebook is just a set of pipes delivering something and is not responsible for the content. Nebulous others have that responsibility. However, Facebook is in the business of delivering content to a wide variety of people for a multitude of reasons. Businesses have an expectation that Facebook will deliver to them readers with a potential for making purchases or otherwise engaging with brands.

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