9 things to know about Facebook privacy and Cambridge Analytica

Facebook kicks up its pretend information combating efforts with reality checkers in India

In an announcement posted to the corporate’s newsroom, Facebook famous that its efforts will likely be bolstered by a partnership with BOOM, an impartial digital journalism initiative in India. BOOM, which is licensed by the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network, “will have the ability to evaluate English language information tales flagged on Facebook, verify info, and rate their […]

Jordan Peele Uses Machine Learning Tools to Make a Fake Obama Warn Us About 'Fucked-Up Dystopia'

Jordan Peele Uses Machine Learning Tools to Make a Fake Obama Warn Us About 'Fucked-Up Dystopia'

As our descent into national madness continues, some have been sounding warning bells a few potential “fake news apocalypse”—the concept that know-how is making it simpler than ever to generate disinformation and propaganda and rapidly disseminate it to legions of individuals on-line, with little checks on the method. Something that’s notably worrying are machine studying […]

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

Bots, not people, tweet majority of hyperlinks to fashionable web sites, analysis says

It’s no secret that Twitter is largely populated by bots, automated applications that always act underneath the guise of being an precise human, however new findings out of the Pew Research Center helps quantify their exercise. Bots account for two-thirds of tweets that link to popular websites, in keeping with the report, and tend to share […]

Mark Zuckerberg to face Congress amid calls for regulatory crackdown on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg to face Congress amid requires regulatory crackdown on Facebook

During a pep speak at a Facebook neighborhood summit final summer season, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reached deep into his aspirational wellspring of utopian digital goals to clarify the lofty imaginative and prescient for his adolescent firm. Zuckerberg was clinging to his need to purchase the world a digital Coke and train it to sing in […]

BBC Admits to Faking Scene of Indigenous People In 'Human Planet' Documentary

BBC Admits to Faking Scene of Indigenous People In 'Human Planet' Documentary

Screenshot: BBC The BBC admitted in a statement on Thursday that scenes from its 2011 documentary sequence, Human Planet, had been staged by the doc’s creators. An episode devoted to the indigenous Korowai folks of Papua, New Guinea featured tribe members constructing a brand new residence in a tree home. Cut to 2018, when a member […]

Hillary Clinton’s funeral plans, and how to be like Donald Trump, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Melania’s agony, Meghan’s betrayal, and the way love modified Prince Harry, on this week’s doubtful superstar magazines

“I’m tired of the lies,” says Melania Trump on the quilt of this week’s Us journal, beneath the headline: “Melania’s Agony.” “Will she stay in the marriage?” asks the magazine, following every week of humiliating revelations from the president’s alleged former mistresses. It’s a good query, however while you learn the four-page article, […]