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Facebook: 14 Millionen Dollar für Studien zu Fake-News
Um die Verbreitung von Falschmeldungen zu untersuchen, unterstützt Facebook die News Integrity Initiative (NII) von Jeff Jarvis. Auch deutsche Institute machen mit.
Von Götz Hamann
3. April 2017, 7:17 Uhr
NII  facebook  JeffJarvis  HBI  fake_news  Journalismus  Nachrichten 
6 days ago by amprekord
Revealed: Confessions of a Kremlin Troll
Being paid by the Russian government to troll the internet just isn’t what it used to be.
Russia’s paid government trolls have been blamed for everything from the fall of Hillary Clinton to the conflict in Ukraine — They have dominated headlines and sparked political intrigue. But is clocking in as a professional troll really everything it seems?
Following in the footsteps of other former employees, Lyudmila Savchuk and Olga Maltseva, more of the Kremlin’s online army are now coming forward to tell their stories of working 12-hour shifts in Russia’s most controversial office.
Russia’s Bumaga news outlet spoke to one former troll about his life in “the factory” – and why the industry just isn’t what it used to be.
russia  troll  propaganda  fake_news  internet  politics  election 
6 days ago by rgl7194
Former FBI agent details how Trump and Russia team up to weaponize fake news
Trump “has used Russian active measures at times, against his opponents.”
During the first public Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about Russia’s meddling in the presidential election on Thursday, former FBI special agent Clint Watts explained how Russia and the Trump campaign team up to weaponize fake news.
Asked by Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) about why Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to make more of an effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election than in years past, Watts, who is now a a fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, said, “the answer is very simple and it’s what nobody is really saying in this room.”
“Which is, part of the reason active measures have worked in this U.S. election is because the Commander-in-Chief [Trump] has used Russian active measures at times, against his opponents,” Watts continued.
trump  fake_news  propaganda  russia  politics  gov2.0  FBI 
6 days ago by rgl7194
There are now 114 fact-checking initiatives in 47 countries
Facts may be passé, but fact-checking appears to be a growth industry.
The latest figures by the Duke Reporters’ Lab indicate there are 114 dedicated fact-checking teams in 47 countries. When the Lab first counted up fact-checkers in 2014, the same number was 44.
While some of this increase is a matter of identification rather than creation — Duke is recognizing existing fact-checkers it hadn’t previously counted — a good part of it is new initiatives.
The growth is all the more remarkable considering that the United States, by far the country with the largest group of dedicated projects, has transitioned out of an election year.
politics  fake_news  alt_facts  factcheck 
6 days ago by rgl7194
How To Spot Fake News
Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance.
Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this.
When Oxford Dictionaries announce post-truth is Word of the Year 2016, we as librarians realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society.
IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News)  to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and in social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes.
news  truth  fake_news  propaganda 
6 days ago by rgl7194
And Now We Learn The Real Reason Megyn Kelly Left Fox News
Earlier this year, Fox’s Howard Kurtz penned a horsesh** article entitled “Why Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC". It exemplifies what we've all come to expect from the right-wing network: 
As she talked about her thinking, it became clear that a top priority was a schedule that would allow her to spend more time with her three young children rather than returning home after their bedtime.
Yeah, it was the kids. Or to sum up what the Fox say...
politics  news  fake_news  tv  celebrity 
9 days ago by rgl7194
10 Investigative Reporting Outlets to Follow
Here are some new organizations, as well as a few established ones, that are working to uncover the truth.
We’ve just started a new series highlighting some of the best, in-depth investigative journalism that is uncovering real news, revealing wrongdoing and fomenting change. As a compendium, here are 10 investigative reporting outlets that are worth following if they’re not already on your radar.
news  truth  politics  gov2.0  alt_facts  fake_news 
13 days ago by rgl7194
Analyse: Fake-News: Wie zwei Teenager Nachrichten erfinden und damit Geld verdienen
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vom 30.08.2016, 16.19 Uhr
Yaman Abuibaid und Dare Adebanjo aus Kanada erfinden Geschichten über Donald Trump, Kanadas Ministerpräsident Justin Trudeau, Drogen und Flüchtlinge – und machen damit Tausende von US-Dollar im Monat. Sie sind nicht alleine: Rund um Fake-News hat sich offenbar im Netz ein eigener kleiner Wirtschaftszweig entwickelt. Als dessen Steigbügelhalter agieren Facebook und Google.
hoax-Beispiele  Geschäftsmodell  facebook  fake_news  Google 
17 days ago by amprekord
I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me. - Vox
It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.
It was a fall day in 2014, and my classroom was full of excitement. My students had transformed themselves into historical figures for a living history project. I was going to broadcast it online so other schools could watch our “Age of Exploration News Conference” live.
One half of the class researched and dressed up as European explorers like Christopher Columbus. The other half acted as news reporters from all the major outlets ready with questions. It was my attempt to bring history to life.
Andy stepped to the mic. Several classes from across America were watching live online. It must have felt like millions of people to a fifth-grader.
schools  children  education  factcheck  fake_news 
18 days ago by rgl7194
What does fake news tell us about life in the digital age? Not what you might expect » Nieman Journalism Lab
Amidst all of the panic, finger-pointing, hype, bandwagons, and fatigue, what are we to make of this highly mediatized and politicized issue? How are we to understand and collectively respond to the phenomena which are the center of concern? As a network of researchers specialising in digital methods for social, political, and cultural inquiry, over the past few months, we’ve been engaged in a number of projects to trace the production, circulation, and reception of fake news online — and to see how we might bring fresh perspectives and unfamiliar angles to the public debate...

Below are four ways of seeing fake news differently, drawing on our ongoing research collaborations around A Field Guide to Fake News with the Public Data Lab. The guide focuses not on findings or solutions, but on starting points for collective inquiry, debate, and deliberation around how we understand and respond to fake news — and the broader questions they raise about the future of the data society.
fake_news  my_work 
21 days ago by shannon_mattern

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