misinformation News of 06/17/19
Facebook Will Not Remove Deepfakes Of Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian And Others From Instagram
Facebook will not remove the faked videos featuring Mark Zuckerberg , Kim Kardashian and President Donald Trump from Instagram, the company said in a statement. Earlier today, Vice News reported on the existence of videos created by the ...
Protecting The Integrity U.S. Elections Will Require A Massive Regulatory Overhaul, Academics Say
Ahead of the 2020 elections former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos and his colleagues at Stanford University have unveiled a sweeping new plan to secure U.S. electoral infrastructure and combat foreign campaigns seeking to interfere ...
Facebook Still A Great Place To Amplify Pre-Election Junk News, EU Study Finds
A study carried out by academics at Oxford University to investigate how junk news is being shared on social media in Europe ahead of regional elections this month has found individual stories shared on Facebook’s platform can still hugely ...
Social Media Firms Agree To Work With UK Charities To Set Online Harm Boundaries
Social media giants, including Facebook -owned Instagram, have agreed to financially contribute to UK charities to fund them making recommendations that the government hopes will speed up decisions about removing content that promotes ...
Talk Media And ted2019 Key Takeaways With TechCrunch’S Anthony Ha
Anthony just returned from Vancouver, where he was covering the TED2019 conference — a much-parodied gathering where VCs, executives and other bigwigs gather to exchange ideas. This year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey got the biggest headlines, but ...
Australia Passes Law To Hold Social Media Companies Responsible For “Abhorrent Violent Material”
On Thursday, Australia lawmakers ushered through what is perhaps the toughest legal measures to hold social media companies accountable for the content they share. Only a few weeks after the massacre of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch, New ...
WhatsApp Adds A Tip-Line For Checking Fakes In India Ahead Of Elections
Facebook -owned messaging platform WhatsApp has launched a fact-checking tipline for users in India ahead of elections in the country. The fact-checking service consists of a phone number (+91-9643-000-888) where users can send dubious messages if ...
Facebook Will Downrank Anti-Vax Content On News Feed And Hide It On Instagram
After indicating that it was exploring its options for fighting the potentially deadly rise of anti-vaccination content on its platform last month, Facebook is making a plan of attack. Facebook’s strategy in the effort is to both minimize ...
YouTube Demonetizes Anti-Vaccination Videos
YouTube will demonetize channels that promote anti-vaccination views, after a report by BuzzFeed News found ads, including from health companies, running before anti-vax videos. The platform will also place a new information panel that links to ...
Facebook Just Removed A New Wave Of Suspicious Activity Linked To Iran
Facebook just announced its latest round of “ coordinated inauthentic behavior ,” this time out of Iran. The company took down 262 Pages, 356 accounts, three Facebook groups and 162 Instagram accounts that exhibited ...
Facebook’S Weapon Amid Chaos And Controversy: Misdirection
The New York Times’ bombshell report into the past three years at Facebook paint a grotesque picture of the company’s attempts to navigate a string of high profile controversies by using unsavory, unethical and dark PR tactics. The ...