During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods, according to University at Buffalo research

During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods, according to University at Buffalo research

We know that Twitter is littered with misinformation. But how good are the social media platform’s most active users at detecting these falsehoods, especially during public emergencies? Not good, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined more than 20,000 tweets during Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. The study, published in the […]

Google News Initiative announced to fight fake news and support journalism

Google News Initiative announced to fight fake news and support journalism

Google is announcing new efforts today to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism, which will live under a newly announced umbrella called the Google News Initiative. Google already offers something similar in Europe through the Digital News Initiative, but the Google News Initiative is intended to be a wider worldwide expansion […]

Adobe Reveals Gen Z are UK’s Biggest Content Consumers, Engaging with over 10 Hours of Online Content a Day

Adobe Reveals Gen Z are UK’s Biggest Content Consumers, Engaging with over 10 Hours of Online Content a Day

Britons are addicted to digital content, with UK millennials spending 8.5 hours – over half of the average waking day (53%) – reading, watching, liking, creating and sharing content across their devices. For Generation Z, this rises to 10.6 hours, while the UK average is 6.9 hours. The findings come from Adobe’s latest report into […]

Facebook turns to users to identify and rank trustworthy news platforms

Facebook turns to users to identify and rank trustworthy news platforms

Facebook will prioritise news that is trustworthy, informative and local from trusted sources to combat fake news, strengthen relationships, and engage in active conversations with users. According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook will take feedback from users to further tackle sensationalism, misinformation and polarisation. Zuckerberg, in a post on Facebook, said:”As part of our […]