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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    What about when Google start using it on how they order results?
    google is part of the problem at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    What about when Google start using it on how they order results?
    Google uses algorithms not people.


    If the news passes the algorithm test it will be fine. Just as advertisers do today, fake newsers will in future have to adjust their copy/SEO when Google adjusts its algorithms. It's a battle for eyeballs.
    Everyone has a right to "free speech" no one has a right to be heard.
    I'm much impressed with your concern for fake newsers.

    Here's a good example of fake news
    The two Texas groups listed below had almost 600,000 (real or fake) likes combined, and cost the Russians about $200 to set up and promote. That's fake news of the type these guys will be on the lookout for.


    At the height of the election campaign, a Facebook group called Heart of Texas called for its members to attend Houston rally to “Stop Islamization of Texas,” The Washington Post reports.
    At the same time, another group called United Muslims of America said it was planning a rally to “Save Islamic Knowledge” on the same day in the same place — pitting the two groups against each other face-to-face.
    Neither Facebook group was Texan at all. They were created by Russians, who spent significant time and energy to try to get Americans to, well, fight each other.



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    Here's a closer look at the up coming "News Guard". Sites, more than specific content will be rated first, by Red, Yellow, or Green.


    Sputnik will be a Red, RT, will be a Yellow (because unlike Sputnik, it openly acknowledges it is a propaganda vehicle for the Russian gummint).


    https://www.thestreet.com/story/1437...d3987-83572145
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    "News Guard"? Red? Yellow? That some sheeeat like yer colorized Homeland Security Muslim alert shenanigans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    "News Guard"? Red? Yellow? That some sheeeat like yer colorized Homeland Security Muslim alert shenanigans?
    Yup! And particular attention will be paid to the claptrap coming out of the Clare Champion.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    "News Guard"? Red? Yellow? ..
    sounds great to me .. as you know when i flagged fake news on this site bout a year ago you were one of the first to laugh (and jmcc of course...)

    there is a market for truth too ...

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    interesting development with Facebook as i also take a walk down memory lane to a very special day

    i suppose in an effort to curb disinformation .. he finally accepted that FB was the tool that delivered weaponized disinformation into people's mailboxes as they prepared to make one of their most important civic decisions in 2016

    not sure he will be able to put the genie back in the bottle

    (I am posting full text below for the folks who don't use FB)


    quote. Mark Zuckerberg
    17 hrs · Menlo Park, CA ·

    https://www.facebook.com/search/top/...erg%20official

    One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.

    We built Facebook to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us. That's why we've always put friends and family at the core of the experience. Research shows that strengthening our relationships improves our well-being and happiness.

    But recently we've gotten feedback from our community that public content -- posts from businesses, brands and media -- is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other.

    It's easy to understand how we got here. Video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years. Since there's more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what's in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do -- help us connect with each other.

    We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people's well-being. So we've studied this trend carefully by looking at the academic research and doing our own research with leading experts at universities.

    The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being. We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long term measures of happiness and health. On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos -- even if they're entertaining or informative -- may not be as good.

    Based on this, we're making a major change to how we build Facebook. I'm changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.

    We started making changes in this direction last year, but it will take months for this new focus to make its way through all our products. The first changes you'll see will be in News Feed, where you can expect to see more from your friends, family and groups.

    As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media. And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard -- it should encourage meaningful interactions between people.

    For example, there are many tight-knit communities around TV shows and sports teams. We've seen people interact way more around live videos than regular ones. Some news helps start conversations on important issues. But too often today, watching video, reading news or getting a page update is just a passive experience.

    Now, I want to be clear: by making these changes, I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down. But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable. And if we do the right thing, I believe that will be good for our community and our business over the long term too.

    At its best, Facebook has always been about personal connections. By focusing on bringing people closer together -- whether it's with family and friends, or around important moments in the world -- we can help make sure that Facebook is time well spent. unquote.

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    I mentioned NewsGuard earlier in the thread about a year ago. Looks like a lot of others thought it a good idea too.



    Hot online: Anti-fake-news sites


    Dozens of new initiatives have launched to confront fake news and the erosion of faith in the media, Axios' Sara Fischer reports:




    • The Trust Project, which is made up of dozens of global news companies, announced this morning that the number of journalism organizations using the global network’s "Trust Indicators" now totals 120, making it one of the larger global initiatives to combat fake news. Some of these groups (like NewsGuard) work with Trust Project and are a part of it.
    • News Integrity Initiative (Facebook, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, Ford Foundation, Democracy Fund, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Tow Foundation, AppNexus, Mozilla and Betaworks)
    • NewsGuard (Longtime journalists and media entrepreneurs Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz)
    • The Journalism Trust Initiative (Reporters Without Borders, and Agence France Presse, the European Broadcasting Union and the Global Editors Network )
    • Internews (Longtime international non-profit)
    • Accountability Journalism Program (American Press Institute)
    • Trusting News (Reynolds Journalism Institute)
    • Media Manipulation Initiative (Data & Society)
    • Deepnews.ai (Frédéric Filloux)
    • Trust & News Initiative (Knight Foundation, Facebook and Craig Newmark in. affiliation with Duke University)
    • Our.News(Independently run)
    • WikiTribune (Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales)
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