Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

[ad_1] This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the expansion of a tool that provides people with local news and information, but says it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday, […]

BBC, tech giants will fight fake news with an 'early warning system'

[ad_1] The plan also involves a joint media education campaign, shared learning (with a focus on elections) and voting information. More details are coming “at a later date,” the BBC said. The timing of the collaboration likely isn’t a coincidence. Internet giants know that the 2020 US presidential election is fast approaching, and they’re already […]

Good News! Xiaomi reportedly working on opt-out switch for MIUI Ads

[ad_1] Xiaomi users have had a beef with MIUI ads for the longest time. Xiaomi’s custom UI sitting over Android is stuffed with ads, be it in home screen widgets or system apps such as calendar, weather, video, settings, etc. The problem got worse with the release of MIUI 10, especially for users in India. […]

Android developer news and features round-up (August 2019)

[ad_1] Hello and welcome to the September 2019 edition of Android Developers Monthly, where we’ll be recapping all of the excitement from the last 30 days. August 2019 will forever be remembered as the month that Android Q became Android 10, but it’s also the month we got the stable release of Android Studio 3.5, […]

Fake news model in staged release but two researchers fire up replication

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Not the most comforting news in the world of tech: The artificial intelligence lab (OpenAI) cofounded by Elon Musk said its software could too easily be adapted to crank out fake news. “Two grads re-created it anyway.” That was Wired‘s coverage on August 26 of a story about two recent […]

Galaxy Fold 2 patents, and more tech news you need to know today

[ad_1] Here’s your daily tech digest, by way of the DGiT Daily newsletter, for Thursday, August 29, 2019! 1. Samsung Galaxy Fold 2: new, just-filed patents intrigue No one on the planet has yet been able to buy and own a Samsung Galaxy Fold, yet. But, already, 3D product renders of its successor have been […]

Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

[ad_1] Facebook’s News Tab will be curated by a team of journalists who select relevant, reliable breaking and top news stories Facebook on Tuesday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user’s experience. A human team will […]

Simple guidelines can slow the spread of fake news on Facebook

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain In this era of conflicting ideologies, fake news about climate change—especially on Facebook—can embolden those who remain unconvinced that it’s a threat and can easily influence people who only casually follow the issue. Lauren Lutzke, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, hopes her […]

How an algorithm can help us detect fake news

[ad_1] In an attempt to address the growing problem of fake news online, an algorithm that identifies patterns in language may help distinguish between factual and inaccurate news articles. Credit: Shutterstock Have you ever read something online and shared it among your networks, only to find out it was false? As a software engineer and […]

Influencer, celebrity, journalist? Teens are turning to YouTube for news, survey shows

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The results are in: Teens turn to YouTube to keep up with current events instead of established news organizations. More than 75% of teens 13- to 17-year-olds say it’s important to them to follow current events, yet over half of them get their news from YouTube and social media platforms […]