Étiquette : fact checking (Page 2 of 2)

Fil Menczer, a professor of informatics and computing at Indiana University who has studied the spread of misinformation on social media, said Google’s move with AdSense was a positive step. »One of the incentives for a good portion of fake news is money, » he said. « This could cut the income that creates the incentive to create the fake news sites. »However, he cautioned that detecting fake news sites was not easy. « What if it is a site with some real information and some fake news? It requires specialized knowledge and having humans (do it) doesn’t scale, » he said.

Source : Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites | Reuters

Earlier in the year, some in Veles experimented with left-leaning or pro–Bernie Sanders content, but nothing performed as well on Facebook as Trump content. “People in America prefer to read news about Trump,” said a Macedonian 16-year-old who operates BVANews.com. BuzzFeed News’ research also found that the most successful stories from these sites were nearly all false or misleading.

Source : How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News – BuzzFeed News

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