Social (Net)Work: Fake news spreads faster than truth, but bots aren’t to blame

A recent MIT study suggests that fake news spreads farther, faster and deeper than the real thing. But before you go pointing fingers, the study eliminated bots and influencers, suggesting...

Facebook outlines plans for combating false news

During the Fighting Abuse @Scale conference, Facebook and other tech companies discussed their plans for combating fake news and misinformation online. CNET reports that the social media giant isn’t interested...

Facebook’s dark ads problem is systemic

Facebook’s admission to the UK parliament this week that it had unearthed unquantified thousands of dark fake ads after investigating fakes bearing the face and name of well-known consumer...

Facebook shrinks fake news after warnings backfire

Tell someone not to do something and sometimes they just want to do it more. That’s what happened when Facebook put red flags on debunked fake news. Users who wanted...

What we learned from Facebook’s latest data misuse grilling

Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer has just undergone almost five hours of often forensic and frequently awkward questions from members of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online disinformation, and whose...

Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads

In an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on...

Facebook kicks up its fake news fighting efforts with fact checkers in India

In an announcement posted to the company’s newsroom, Facebook noted that its efforts will be bolstered by a partnership with BOOM, an independent digital journalism initiative in India. BOOM, which...

Bots, not humans, tweet majority of links to popular websites, research says

Bots account for two-thirds of tweets that link to popular websites, according to a Pew Research Center report, and have a tendency to share for adult content, sports, and news...

Facebook’s mission changed, but its motives didn’t

In January, Facebook announced that it would be changing its feed algorithm to promote users’ well-being over time spent browsing content. That’s a relatively new approach for a company...

Facebook is on a fake-finding campaign before the next election

Facebook promised change after investigations showed as many as 126 million Americans saw political ads paid for by Russian organizations — but just how well is the social network sticking...

APLICATIONS

Reliance JioPhone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 and Spreadtrum SoCs

Reliance Industries at its annual general meeting on Friday announced India's 'cheapest' (as the company claims) feature phone called the JioPhone. Not much...