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2 days ago by matthurst
Exclusive: Facebook Opens Up About False News
Facebook is today making three important announcements on false news, to which WIRED got an early and exclusive look. In addition, WIRED was able to sit down for a wide-ranging conversation with eight generally press-shy product managers and engineers who work on News Feed to ask detailed questions about the workings of the canals, dams, and rivers that they manage.
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3 days ago by iankennedy
Tips to Spot False News | Facebook Help Center
We want to stop the spread of false news on Facebook. Learn more about the work we're doing.
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3 days ago by jasonkeath
What Did Russian Trolls Want During the 2016 Election? A Closer Look at the Internet Research Agency’s Active Measures
My team’s research further reveals that these cultural posts never promoted a unified ideology that the IRA hoped Americans would adopt. Instead, Russian trolls produced content that embraced a wide range of political thought, often in direct opposition to one another. (See the examples below). The goal of such posts, of course, is to divide Americans and keep them in a constant state of outrage
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3 days ago by yorksranter
Viral Video From Gaza Protests Not *Actually* From Gaza Protests
On May 16, a video started trending on Twitter, which suggested that at least one of the killed Palestinians staged his own death and was, in fact, alive. The video panned across several rows of seemingly dead bodies covered with white shrouds, then one person covered with a shroud starts scratching their nose. The accompanying post by @_p4z_ read: „When you’re a dead Palestinian martyr but your nose keeps itching.“

This video, however, was not filmed in Gaza, nor the West Bank.

The video first appeared on El Badil, a left-leaning Egyptian news outlet. The video showed Egyptian students protesting by pretending to be dead.

This was not the first time this footage was used out of context to spread disinformation. Back in 2014, Egyptian TV channel El Balad TV used the footage in March 2014 as evidence that the bloodiest attack on protesters in modern history, the Rabaa massacre of 2013, was staged.

Narrative Spread
The video on Twitter was watched more than 964,000 times at the time of this report. The original user @_p4z_’s tweet was retweeted nearly 30,000 times and liked more than 43,000 times.

Link: https://medium.com/dfrlab/viral-video-from-gaza-protests-not-actually-from-gaza-protests-6186791586cc
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7 days ago by walt74
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Remember the PROPAGANDA About a Dead Palestinian Ba…
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