Tag Archives: News

Facebook, Google, Twitter Express Concern Over Singapore Plan to Fight Fake News

Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place. Officials of Facebook, Twitter and Google attended a parliamentary hearing on how to counter the threat that Singapore said it was particularly vulnerable to due to its size, its role ... Read More »

Twitter to Soon Live Stream News in an Effort to Curb Misinformation

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter live-streamed footage from Miami’s WSVN 7 channel The media outlet was covering the shooting at a Florida school Twitter to partner regional news stations to select the footage In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users’ timelines, whenever a major incident takes place. In a ... Read More »

BuzzFeed News Parts Ways With Three Entertainment Staffers After Identifying ‘Holes’ in Harvey Weinstein Coverage

BuzzFeed News is changing its approach to covering the entertainment biz — after top editors perceived that the site trailed on coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal — and three members of the editorial staff are exiting the company with the new strategy. Departing the company are entertainment editor Jaimie Etkin, who had been with BuzzFeed News for four years and has headed ... Read More »

Pizza Is Selling Like Hotcakes On Facebook…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Americans love ordering pizza on Facebook. In an effort to evolve to better serve their customers while also offering them more convenience, many restaurants are now letting patrons pay for their food using their Facebook and Amazon accounts. ... Read More »

What is this cuddly pet dog doing in a news television studio?

Russian television anchor Ilona Linarte was caught off guard during a live broadcast on channel Mir24 recently, when her show was interrupted by an unexpected guest. A friendly black dog had gatecrashed the newscast, startling Linarte as she heard him barking in the middle of a grim news report. When she looked around for the source of the disturbance and ... Read More »

The conservative world revolved around Fox News. Now what?

Washington (CNN)For the better part of the last two decades, the conservative world has revolved around one thing: Fox News Channel. Thanks to the strategic genius of Roger Ailes, Fox became the place where ambitious Republicans went to see and be seen. Politicians desperate to raise their national profiles would court the likes of Ailes and Bill O’Reilly in hopes ... Read More »

The News Literacy Project, JWT Team Up to Combat Fake News

The News Literacy Project and J. Walter Thompson New York are looking to fight the ongoing problem of fake news with a campaign that includes a newly created sideways-facing font. “We’re hoping the campaign gets people to really take the time to read and think about what they’re reading before they share it and keep it going,” said Aaron Padin, ... Read More »

Google to Block Fake News Websites From Using Its AdSense Network

  Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, a move aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” and other types of misinformation on the internet. The shift comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter face a backlash over the role they played ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and More News This Week

Need to catch up on the top stories of the week? You’ve come to the right place. This week was highlighted by the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Price). Samsung’s skipped a number for its latest flagship, but not everyone is convinced it will be enough. Do you think Samsung got things right? Tell us via the comments, ... Read More »

Awful News for Sony Cell Fanatics as Employer Will Reportedly ‘Defocus’ on India

Sony Cell at a current investor meet has reportedly showed that it’ll consciousness much less on select markets like China, India, and america wherein its overall performance has been much less than exceptional. Sony expects its smartphone commercial enterprise in those nations will grow only 0.3 percent in these markets, and is the reason its decision to “defocus” on these ... Read More »