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YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter, FB take new steps to combat fake news

Poynter: “YouTube will be surfacing authoritative sources in search results during breaking news in order to push out the regular dribble of conspiracy theories, but defining “authoritative” might be tricky. WhatsApp is now labeling forwarded messages and working with fact-checkers and researchers, but will it be … Continue reading

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Paper – Susceptibility to partisan fake news is better explained by lack of reasoning than by motivated reasoning

Lazy, not biased: Susceptibility to partisan fake news is better explained by lack of reasoning than by motivated reasoning. Gordon Pennycook and David G. Rand. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2018.06.011. Cognition. Available online 20 June 2018 [paywall – but Table of Contents, Abstract, Figures … Continue reading

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Paper – Fake News As We Feel It: Perception and Conceptualization of the Term ‘Fake News’ in the Media

10th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2018) – Fake News As We Feel It: Perception and Conceptualization of the Term ‘Fake News’ in the Media, July 18, 2018. arXiv:1807.06926v1 [cs.CL] for this version) “In this article, we quantitatively analyze … Continue reading

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Nigeria News | NAFDAC Arrests Fake Insecticides Supplier

Last week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) apprehended one Ebuka Ugwuanyi in Port Harcourt for supply of fake insecticides. NAFDAC South Zone spokesman, Cyril Monye, disclosed that Ebuka Ugwuanyi […] Read more detail on … Continue reading

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Former corrections officer alleged to have used fake pay stubs in an effort to qualify for a mortgage

Former corrections officer alleged to have used fake pay stubs in an effort to qualify for a mortgageSource: Office of the State ComptrollerA former New York state corrections officer and his wife were arrested Friday, June 29, 2018, for allegedly … Continue reading

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