WB to consider more loans for infrastructure projects in Binh Duong Chairman of the Binh Duong People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem (R) and Sudipto Sarkar, WB Water Sector Practice Leader for the East Asia and Pacific region, at the working session on January 17 Representatives of the World Bank (WB) had a working session with authorities of southern Binh Duong province on January 17 to discuss WB-funded projects and local infrastructure investment demand. Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem appreciated the capital the WB has given to Binh Duong to carry out household wastewater treatment and water drainage projects. These projects have considerably helped with local urban development, solving environmental pollution and improving people’s living conditions. He called for more capital support from the WB for environmental projects, including building a wastewater treatment plant for northern localities, upgrading wastewater treatment … [Read more...] about Government News 18/1
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opinion Brian Dickerson Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EST Jan 13, 2019 The scene is the digital news meeting that takes place at the Free Press every weekday morning, and if I were sitting at the conference table (instead of lurking furtively in the doorway, which is my preferred perch for this daily gathering of millennials), I would be the oldest person in the room. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Brian Manzullo, an editor roughly half my age, is describing a phony tweet, currently getting wide circulation on social media, in which some cyber-rapscallion pretending to be U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) says that any raping and pillaging the illegal immigrants who haunt President Donald Trump's nightmares may be perpetrating is only just deserts for the way the U.S. government has treated "my people" in the past. The fake (but incendiary) post's virulence prompts a debate that takes place more … [Read more...] about Meet the generation behind the fake news epidemic
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 3:12 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017 file photo shows prints of some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, in Washington. According to a study published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Science Advances, people over 65 and conservatives shared far more false information in 2016 on Facebook than others. Researchers say that for every piece of “fake news” shared by young adults or moderates or super liberals, senior citizens and very conservatives shared about 7 false items. Experts say seniors might not discern truth from fiction on social media as easily. They say sheer volume of pro-Trump false info may have skewed the sharing numbers to the right. less FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017 file photo shows prints of some of the Facebook ads … [Read more...] about Older people disproportionately likely to share false news stories, study finds
By Levi Sumagaysay | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 8:47 am | UPDATED: January 10, 2019 at 9:15 am Amid continued concerns about the online sharing of disinformation, a new study about fake news during the 2016 election shows who was most likely to share it on Facebook: seniors and conservatives. Researchers from Princeton and New York University said in a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances that sharing of fake news on Facebook by users of the social network was “quite rare” (8.5 percent of those surveyed), but that those who did share fake news were older, regardless of political affiliation. More than 11 percent of people over age 65 shared links from fake news sites, compared with 3 percent of those ages 18 to 29. When political affiliation was taken into account, the most frequent sharers of fake news were conservatives and Republicans, according to the study. Eighteen percent of … [Read more...] about Who shared the most fake news on Facebook during 2016 election?
WASHINGTON - Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. They then compared links the respondents had shared on Facebook with several lists -- including one compiled by BuzzFeed -- of websites known to share false information. The study, published in Science Advances, found less than only 8.5 percent of respondents shared a link from one of these websites. However, those that did tended to be older and self-identified as being on the conservative end of the political spectrum. In fact, users over 65 -- regardless of political affiliations -- shared "nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains" as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age … [Read more...] about Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study