A month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a rumor spread on Facebook. People were sharing a viral gimmick familiar to email spammers: Copy and paste this message to all your friends, or Facebook will share your private information. The hoax took off, particularly in pockets of the U.S. and the Philippines. Inside Facebook Inc.'s Menlo Park, California, headquarters, a small group of staffers watched this rumor gain traction using a special software program they called Stormchaser. The tool was designed to track hoaxes and "memes" -- silly, often untrue internet missives -- about Facebook on the social network and other company-owned services including WhatsApp. Since 2016, Facebook employees have used Stormchaser to track many viral posts, including a popular conspiracy that the company listens to users through their phone's microphone, according to three former employees. Other topics ranged from bitter protests (the #deleteFB movement) to ludicrous jokes (that Facebook … [Read more...] about How Facebook fought fake news about Facebook
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MP raps tech firms over fake news as Facebook's Zuckerberg visits Dublin BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Tech companies have "only shifted superficially" in their approach to privacy since the start of the fake news inquiry, a committee chairman has said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/technology/mp-raps-tech-firms-over-fake-news-as-facebooks-zuckerberg-visits-dublin-37976361.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37976839.ece/d8756/AUTOCROP/h342/zuck.jpg Email Tech companies have "only shifted superficially" in their approach to privacy since the start of the fake news inquiry, a committee chairman has said. Weekly Business Digest Newsletter The "ongoing" threats to democracy will be combated by a government sub-committee on disinformation which will be headed up by Conservative MP Damian Collins. Mr Collins said the lack of action was "unacceptable" and vowed that the body, set up by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS), would … [Read more...] about MP raps tech firms over fake news as Facebook’s Zuckerberg visits Dublin
Amazon is cooperating with a Vietnamese agency to select 100 Vietnamese businesses to sell their products on the network of the U.S. e-commerce giant. Through the Amazon Global Selling program, the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) and Amazon experts will guide the firms on how to complete export-import and customs procedures, and to study the U.S. market. The selected Vietnamese businesses will also learn how to build online shops on Amazon.com, develop their products and brands, and receive training on e-commerce and selling skills on Amazon, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday. Amazon Global Selling is a program that enables merchants to list and sell their products across the world on Amazon's global marketplaces. More than 98 percent of Vietnam’s businesses are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to the General Statistics Office. In 2018, 60 percent of Vietnam’s SMEs could not access loans from official sources, the World Bank has … [Read more...] about Business 100 Vietnamese firms to be selected to join Amazon network: report Fake news finds fertile ground in Vietnam’s current issues
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?
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair`s National Campaign Team has supported the police to probe into the proliferation of fake news on seven containers from China with millions of marked ballots for the 2019 Presidential Election. "We ask the police to conduct a thorough investigation into all cases of fake news that have created public confusion," Spokesman of the Prabowo-Sandiaga pair`s National Campaign Team Ahmad Riza Patria said here on Thursday. Patria stated that from the beginning, he has thought that it is impossible that there have been millions of ballots that have been cast prior to the convening of the upcoming presidential election. The proliferation of fake news, including a report on seven containers containing millions of voted ballots in favor of the pair of incumbent president Joko Widodo and his running mate, Ma`ruf Amin, has indeed harmed the society, he remarked. In the case of ballots, he added that the authority for making the … [Read more...] about Subianto`s camp backs police to investigate fake news on marked ballots