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Montreal group to launch campaign to help young voters identify fake news in election

Montreal-based charitable organization Apathy is Boring is planning to launch a campaign that will help young voters identify fake news during election time. The group — alongside roughly 400 other organizations and individuals — aims to offer a media literacy campaign that that teaches youth how to be critical of what they see online. The …

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Fake News Is So Yesterday: What Tech Giants are Doing to Combat Alternative Facts

Fake News Is So Yesterday: What Tech Giants are Doing to Combat Alternative Facts Welcome to the world of “alternative facts,” or as some might say, “fake news.” It is a baffling culture of claims and counterclaims, where what was once considered urban legends, now spread with frightening speed on media platforms that spark angry …

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Democrats Created Fake Russian Twitter Bots to Influence Election

The New York Times reported that Democrats created fake Russian Twitter bots in a disinformation campaign, also known as fake news, in order to influence voters to influence the Senate election in Alabama. The campaign was reportedly funded by liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman and included the creation of more than a thousand Russian-language accounts that …

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Regulation of Google and Facebook Will Impair Their Futures

Former Facebook Director Donald Graham says that regulation of Google and Facebook will slow them down dramatically and probably impair their futures significantly. He said that the idea that companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are permanent just isn’t so. However, Graham believes strongly that Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are the two people …

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Facebook is a Defective Product and Should be Held Liable

Should social media companies be held liable for creating products that make people hate each other? Harvard Law School Distinguished Fellow Vivek Wadhwa says yes they should. Wadhwa says that tech companies should be held liable for creating defective products and he specifically names WhatsApp and Facebook as defective. Harvard Law School Distinguished Fellow Vivek Wadhwa …

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Conservatives See Facebook War Room As War on Them

Facebook has created a War Room ahead of the midterm election that is filled with data scientists and specialists trying to stop the spread of what it considers fake news. However, conservatives on YouTube see this as really an attempt to stop the spread of conservative thought. “Calling it the “Department of Censorship” would have …

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