Norway finds ‘Russian spy whale’ off Arctic coast BBC clever modern KGB acting in creative ways
Game of Thrones: The Battle of Winterfell is done, and so are these crazy MEdia Dragon 🐉 theories - ABC News
Game of inequality 5 Five People V Billionnaire
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Turning off the internet
Following the terrorist attacks, which had killed more than 300 people as of this publication, government officials blocked several social media sites in an attempt to stop the potential spread of misinformation. The New York Times reported that the ban included Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber.
. . . technology
- In its latest monthly report on the big social media platforms, the European Union called on Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to fight misinformation ahead of next month’s parliamentary election.
- Last week, Facebook added Science Feedback and The Daily Caller’s Check Your Fact to its fact-checking program. The addition of the latter outlet caused backlash from liberal media commentators online, pointing out that its parent organization frequently publishes hyperpartisan right-wing content. Here’s how the IFCN responded.
. . . politics
- The advocacy group Avaaz alerted Facebook to three far-right networks that were publishing “inauthentic behavior” aimed at spreading divisive content ahead of Spain’s elections this Sunday. TechCrunch quoted Christoph Schott, campaign director at Avaaz, as saying Facebook did a great job in removing the pages, but “these networks are likely just the tip of the disinformation iceberg — and if Facebook doesn’t scale up, such operations could sink democracy across the continent.”
. . . the future of news
- Remember Alexios, the former co-author of this newsletter? Yeah, we don’t either — but Wired wrote about the project that he’s working on with Claire Wardle at TED. Its mission: “to bring the power of crowdsourcing to the fight against misinformation online.”