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 […]

ABC News adds AR photo features for royal wedding

ABC News adds AR photo features for royal wedding

ABC News is bringing iconic symbols of the British royal family to mobile devices to help viewers celebrate the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, according to a company announcement. The Royal Wedding AR Experience lets iPhone and iPad users see 3D models of the royal wedding carriage and a queen’s guard […]

TicToc by Bloomberg launches in Asia

TicToc by Bloomberg launches in Asia

Five months after launching in the US, Bloomberg’s TicToc is ready for advertisers in the APAC region. With over 1 million daily active readers and seven founding advertisers, the platform aims to marry the real-time nature of Twitter with the quality journalism of Bloomberg. Over 2,000 journalists from Bloomberg supply journalism to the platform in […]

Le Monde partners with Ligatus exclusively to provide brand safe premium native advertising

Le Monde partners with Ligatus exclusively to provide brand safe premium native advertising

The Le Monde Group has signed a global partnership with leading native advertising solutions provider, Ligatus in a bid to provide a more transparent sponsored content service to its users across a variety of platforms. Following on-going consolidation of its advertising requirements, the Le Monde group will utilise Ligatus’ native ad formats across its premium […]

Facebook is prioritising local news sources globally

Facebook is prioritising local news sources globally

As Facebook continues to endure intense criticism over the how its handles user data, the social network has decided to roll out a change to news feeds across the globe. The change, which was introduced to the US back in January, will see local news prioritised on the news feed in all countries, in all […]

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 […]

BuzzFeed to reach audiences in China through licensing deal with Bytedance

BuzzFeed to reach audiences in China through licensing deal with Bytedance

BuzzFeed has signed a licensing deal with China’s Bytedance Technology Co, which will help the American publisher circumvent the country’s firewall and enter the Chinese market. The Chinese publisher owns Toutiao, a news and videos aggregator platform, and Xigua, which focuses on short video clips. It currently has about 200 million daily active users around […]

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 […]

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