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Plus: The New York Times walks back an extremely popular tweet, California adds media literacy to its curriculum, and the KIND Foundation tries out a “Pop Your Bubble” app that nobody is going to want to use.
Plus: Facebook buys some print ads in Germany, research on the polarizing effects of social media, and sometimes it’s not fake news — it’s just good old fabrication.
“Should we still think of news as a separate space, as a specific type of information?”
“By the 1850s, the phenomenon was so widespread in Germany that it had become its own genre — the ‘unechte Korrespondenz,’ or ‘fake foreign correspondent’s letter,’ as people in the German news trade called it.”
“A nossa definição simples, para os objectivos da wiki, é que ‘verdade’ é algo em que geralmente acreditam as pessoas em posição de saber, que têm probabilidade de dizer a verdade.”
“Our simple definition, for the purposes of the wiki, is that ‘truth’ is something generally believed by people in a position to know, that are likely to tell the truth.”
Plus: Some fake sites are still sneaking onto big ad networks, Facebook pushed news literacy, and Germany gets serious about social networks removing content.
“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.”
The tool is a standalone at launch, but will eventually be incorporated into Huffington Post stories.