How Le Monde is taking on fake news

Digiday :: The speed at which lies can spread in news today, means journalists need automated fact checking help.

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Christiane Amanpour on press freedom, fake news and the state of journalism under Donald Trump

Poynter :: "I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home."

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Twitter expects to land more advertisers while becoming ‘mature’ video platform

Beet TV :: As it goes even deeper into live television streaming, Twitter is trying to make new advertisers feel comfortable with its platform. The effort includes Nielsen guarantees and measurement by Moat for third-party audience verification.

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CIA-backed Geofeedia cuts half of staff after losing access to Twitter, Facebook

Chicago Tribune :: Chicago-based Geofeedia, a CIA-backed social-media monitoring platform that drew fire for enabling law enforcement surveillance, has let go 31 of its approximately 60 employees, a spokesman said Tuesday.

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Twitter warns developers about misusing data

Venture Beat :: Twitter will expand and accelerate efforts to punish companies that employ its data for surveillance or other activities that violate its terms of service, the social network announced on Tuesday.

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How National Geographic selects its photographs: An interview with Sarah Leen

Huffington Post :: If you're like me, you've grown up with a deep fascination of and a keen appreciation for the photographs in National Geographic. A true standard bearer in the industry, National Geographic and its photographers are almost mythological.

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CBS' Scott Pelley calls fake news 'the quickest, most direct way to ruin a democracy'

The Wrap :: “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley addressed the ongoing issue of fake news being spread on social media, saying “quality journalism is not a given” and it must be “fought for and refreshed” by every generation of Americans.

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Politico editor resigns after posting address of White nationalist Richard Spencer online

Poynter :: Michael Hirsh, national editor of Politico Magazine, resigned Tuesday after posting the address of White nationalist Richard Spencer online and urging people to "exercise your rights as decent Americans."

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AppNexus, a major advertising technology provider, has barred Breitbart News from using its ad-serving tools

Adage :: AppNexus, a major advertising technology provider, has barred Breitbart News from using its ad-serving tools because the conservative online publisher violated its hate speech rules.

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Why did the Atlantic blur the faces of attendees at alt-right conference?

Washington Post :: By its own account, the Atlantic executed some iron-butt enterprise journalism over the weekend. It hung around at Saturday’s conference of the National Policy Institute until after dinner, “when most journalists had already departed,” noted the magazine in a story on the event.

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Renegade Facebook employees form task force to battle fake news challenging the position of Mark Zuckerberg in the matter

Buzzfeed :: The group is hoping to challenge the position by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the platform has no responsibility to address the issue following the election of Donald Trump.

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Survey question indicates Facebook getting nervous about fake news

Buzzfeed :: Mark Zuckerberg downplayed Facebook’s problem with proliferating hoaxes — but a survey question on the platform asks if fake news makes users disagree that Facebook is good for the world.

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If 'big data' is not that useful for predicting an election then how much should we be relying on it?

CIO :: For an American public that relies on data for everything from where to find the best taco to the likely victor in a baseball game, Election Day offered a jarring wake-up: The data was wrong.

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Users, it seems, are angrier than ever - Confessions of a brand manager on Twitter: ‘It’s more toxic than ever’

Digiday :: For brands, the struggle against Twitter trolls is all too real. In the latest in our Confessions series, where we grant anonymity in exchange for honesty, a digital marketing manager from a high-end retail brand gives us the view from the front line.

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