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Facebook’s attempts to fight fake news seem to be working. (Twitter’s? Not so much.)
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Plus: What people who like fact-checking are like, a new “digital deception” newsletter, and Facebook expands its fact-checking partnerships beyond the West.
The Canadian startup OpenFile was a bet on collaboration between journalists and their audience: “We learned that we shouldn’t dismiss [a story] just because it’s not articulated in a way that we would as journalists.”
Plus: Facebook found (and shut down) a Macedonian disinformation effort in the Alabama special election, and Facebook groups could get garbage-y fast.
BuzzFeed’s fake-news reporter outlines some of the dangers ahead: “We have a human problem on our hands. Our cognitive abilities are in some ways overmatched by what we have created.”
Plus: The AP’s new fake news listing, a lack of center-right news outlets, and how to spot a fake viral video.
تقول إحدى المستثمرات ناتاشا لامب من أرجونا لـهانا كوشلير في “فايننشال تايمز”: “تفضّل شركتا فايسبوك وغوغل أن تعتبرا من المنصات التقنية المُحايدة، ولكنهما تم تحويلهما إلى منابر إعلامية – ولهذا السبب نشعر بالقلق الشديد”.
“By looking more closely at how fake news moves and mobilizes people, we can develop a richer picture of not only how much it circulates where, but also why it circulates and how it resonates amongst different publics.”
“Trump really does polarize people’s views of reality.”