Et tu, Tumblr? Blogging site says it was used by Russia to spread fake news in 2016

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/24/tumblr-fake-news-us-election/ When it comes to talk of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election that saw Donald Trump catapulted to power, the focus has been very much on Facebook … Read more

UK government to monitor social networks and fight fake news with National Security Communications Unit

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/24/uk-government-fights-fake-news/ In a bid to tackle the ongoing problem of fake news, the UK government is settings up the National Security Communications Unit. The NSCU is tasked with “combating disinformation … Read more

Rupert Murdoch suggests Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ publishers for news content

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/23/facebook-should-pay-for-news-rupert-murdoch/ Facebook has been fighting something of a losing battle against the problem of fake news, but media mogul Rupert Murdoch thinks he has come up with a solution. He … Read more

Facebook to fight ‘sensationalism, misinformation and polarization’ with news trustworthiness surveys for users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/facebook-news-surveys/ Facebook has said time and time again that it will do more to fight the problem of fake news on the social network, and the company’s latest idea is … Read more

Facebook stops flagging fake news because it was making the problem worse

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/22/facebook-drops-fake-news-flags/ Fake news — or disinformation as it used to be called — has become an increasingly serious problem as false information quickly spreads online through social media. Facebook tried … Read more