Top Stories

Former Trending News Writer Slams Facebook: 'They Treated Us Like Garbage' - Gizmodo;

Former Trending News Writer Slams Facebook: 'They Treated Us Like Garbage' - Gizmodo

GizmodoFormer Trending News Writer Slams Facebook: 'They Treated Us Like Garbage'GizmodoOn Monday, a woman identifying herself as a former writer for Facebook's trending section took to Twitter to criticize the social media giant, saying the solution to the site's current fake news problem is the editorial team it fired with “no grace, no ...and more »

Ex-employee: Facebook leaders should've paid

Ex-employee: Facebook leaders should've paid "more attention" to fake news' spread - CBS News

CBS NewsEx-employee: Facebook leaders should've paid "more attention" to fake news' spreadCBS NewsFounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is laying out a plan to keep phony news stories off Facebook feeds. Facebook and Google go after fake news. Play Video. CBS Evening News. Facebook and Google go after fake news. False headlines on social media ...and more »

A Brief History of How Fake News Spreads So Easily on Facebook - Mother Jones;

A Brief History of How Fake News Spreads So Easily on Facebook - Mother Jones

Mother JonesA Brief History of How Fake News Spreads So Easily on FacebookMother JonesWhat role did Facebook-fueled fake news play during the election? We don't yet have all the answers, but one BuzzFeed analysis found that largely pro-Trump fake stories received more "engagements"—shares, reactions, and comments—than the top ...and more »

Fake News and Misinformation on Facebook and Twitter: Why It Should Concern You? - News18;

Fake News and Misinformation on Facebook and Twitter: Why It Should Concern You? - News18

News18Fake News and Misinformation on Facebook and Twitter: Why It Should Concern You?News18The internet is buzzing today with news that Mark Zuckerberg's found dead at age 42. His final wish was to stop fake news articles on the Facebook. Each time this story is shared, Facebook will donate one dollar to his son, who otherwise would live in ...and more »

Do Educators Need Media Literacy as Much as Students Do? - Education Week (subscription) (blog);

Do Educators Need Media Literacy as Much as Students Do? - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Education Week (subscription) (blog)Do Educators Need Media Literacy as Much as Students Do?Education Week (subscription) (blog)How much real news are we missing because of all the fake news we're reading? We always talk about how our students need media literacy. They need to know how to find accurate sources, that are reliable and valid. Our students, we say, need to know ...and more »

'Fake news' is changing the way we see the world. We have to face up to what that means - The Independent;

'Fake news' is changing the way we see the world. We have to face up to what that means - The Independent

The Independent'Fake news' is changing the way we see the world. We have to face up to what that meansThe IndependentLabour is to set up an inquiry into fake news and recommend ways it could be managed. Social media could create a code of ethics for sharing news, for example, and we could even see the emergence of online communities like Wikipedia to check news.and more »

Facebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats up - Phys.Org;

Facebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats up - Phys.Org

Phys.OrgFacebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats upPhys.OrgHillary Clinton was about to be indicted, Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump: the battle over fake news is heating up after a White House campaign in which the misinformation industry may have swung the outcome of the vote. Last week, Google and ...and more »

Facebook drone accident under investigation - CNET;

Facebook drone accident under investigation - CNET

CNETFacebook drone accident under investigationCNETThe social network's mission to connect more people to the internet via drones has hit a snag, right as the broadband space... Play video. Video: Airbnb wants to be your travel agent. Airbnb wants to be your travel agent. 1:34 November 18, 2016. As a ...and more »

Facebook will crack down on fake news after all - New York Post;

Facebook will crack down on fake news after all - New York Post

New York PostFacebook will crack down on fake news after allNew York PostFacebook says it is taking fake news seriously, and has announced steps it is taking to crack down on its dissemination on the social network. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, responded to a wave of post-election criticism at how ...and more »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Lays Out Plan to Combat Fake News - NBCNews.com;

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Lays Out Plan to Combat Fake News - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Lays Out Plan to Combat Fake NewsNBCNews.comFollowing sharp criticism that fake news spreading on Facebook affected the 2016 presidential election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a plan to combat the problematic issue. The Facebook CEO outlined his plan to curb the spread of misinformation ...and more »

Facebook Attempts To Combat Fake News - MediaPost Communications;

Facebook Attempts To Combat Fake News - MediaPost Communications

MediaPost CommunicationsFacebook Attempts To Combat Fake NewsMediaPost CommunicationsFacing relentless criticism for failing to curb “fake” news, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling for patience and understanding. “We take misinformation seriously,” Zuckerberg writes in a new blog post. “We've made significant progress, but there ...and more »

5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, Google - Computerworld;

5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, Google - Computerworld

Computerworld5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, GoogleComputerworldWith presidential election signs coming down from front lawns and voters watching protests on the news, many are wondering if fake news stories on Facebook and Google contributed to Donald Trump's winning the presidency. And that raises the question of ...and more »

WPP CEO: Facebook responsible for fake news - MarketWatch

WPP CEO: Facebook responsible for fake newsMarketWatchLONDON--Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP PLC WPPGY, +1.26% Monday said Facebook Inc. FB, -0.01% and Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL, +0.40% Google Inc. must take responsibility for fake news appearing on their platforms, as the British advertising ...and more »

Zuckerberg: Here's Facebook's plan to battle fake news - Silicon Valley Business Journal;

Zuckerberg: Here's Facebook's plan to battle fake news - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley Business JournalZuckerberg: Here's Facebook's plan to battle fake newsSilicon Valley Business JournalSince the election, the Menlo Park-based social media site has received harsh criticism for allowing fake news stories to circulate on the site, with some saying the stories influenced the outcome of the U.S. election. Mark Zuckerberg's post is a ...and more »

The Problem of Fake News and Why Facebook and Google Can't Fix It - Paste Magazine;

The Problem of Fake News and Why Facebook and Google Can't Fix It - Paste Magazine

Paste MagazineThe Problem of Fake News and Why Facebook and Google Can't Fix ItPaste MagazineThroughout our digital lives, we've all seen (and read) some pretty bogus stories on the Internet. They've reeled us in with their click bait-y titles and confusing photos that we just need to know more about—or they appeal to our emotions with ...and more »

Harsh truths about fake news for Facebook, Google and Twitter - Financial Times;

Harsh truths about fake news for Facebook, Google and Twitter - Financial Times

Financial TimesHarsh truths about fake news for Facebook, Google and TwitterFinancial TimesTo judge by the headlines being passed around on social media during her campaign, Hillary Clinton was often in serious trouble. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic. Select topic, Top Stories ...and more »

How The 2016 Election Blew Up In Facebook's Face - BuzzFeed News;

How The 2016 Election Blew Up In Facebook's Face - BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed NewsHow The 2016 Election Blew Up In Facebook's FaceBuzzFeed NewsAs Facebook attempted to capture the fast-moving energy of the news cycle from Twitter, and shied away from policing political content, it created a system that played to confirmation bias and set the stage for fake news. posted on Nov. 21, 2016, at 8 ...and more »

Did Facebook and Twitter Really Help Donald Trump Win the Election? - Guiding Tech (blog);

Did Facebook and Twitter Really Help Donald Trump Win the Election? - Guiding Tech (blog)

Guiding Tech (blog)Did Facebook and Twitter Really Help Donald Trump Win the Election?Guiding Tech (blog)Everyone was so happy when Election Day finally came around so people would finally stop talking about it. Yet, that has not been the case so far. Social media hasn't been flooding with Trump vs. Clinton posts, but instead it's now a flood of ...and more »

Why Facebook Can't Stop the Fake News - Fortune;

Why Facebook Can't Stop the Fake News - Fortune

FortuneWhy Facebook Can't Stop the Fake NewsFortuneFacebook's Mark Zuckerberg on Friday night posted a message on his Facebook page about so-called fake news and the controversy over his company's role in carrying it to hundreds of millions of users. “The bottom line is: We take misinformation ...and more »

Clickbait, fake news and the power of feeling - Engadget;

Clickbait, fake news and the power of feeling - Engadget

EngadgetClickbait, fake news and the power of feelingEngadgetEarlier this month, BuzzFeed News' Craig Silverman analyzed engagement (likes, comments, shares, etc.) across Facebook and identified the most popular real and fake articles across three distinct periods: February to April, May to July and August to ...and more »