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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.”
“How can we have these conversations together, instead of just being in our camps throwing insults at each other that no one is doing enough?”
1. Atractivo emocional, 2. Apariencia de autoridad: la historia apela a una filtración o declaración que supuestamente existió, 3. Inserción efectiva en el espacio online, 4. Una red de amplificación (como Twitter o Facebook).
“The world has a lot more witnesses now, and we can’t be at everything. Our tool helps shift some of the burden of witnessing and lets journalists do much more of the high value-added work.”
Instead of hassling your neighbor’s cousin’s friend who works at Twitter, you can now get rejected via form email.
Barely 90 days after launch, StopFake is reaching 1.5 million unique visitors a month and bringing social media verification to a conflict being fought both on land and online. Lydia Tomkiw
How the web is playing out for local TV reporters, measuring customer satisfaction with paywalls, and how reporters think about comments: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.