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14 November 2016
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Fake news story on Weibo reportedly stirs pro-Trump sentiment in China

America isn’t the only country where fake right-wing news circulated on social media is sewing support for Donald Trump. One of the top posts on the Chinese social networking site Weibo this week reportedly detailed how anti-Trump protesters were accosting Chinese Americans and blaming them for the president-elect’s win, according to a Twitter thread from […]


14 November 2016
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Facebook: It's 'not true' that we withheld News Feed update to battle fake news

Facebook developed a tool that would battle against fake news and hoaxes in the News Feed but never released it, a bombshell report from Gizmodo alleged Monday.  That tool, which would been an update to News Feed that “down-ranked” misinformation, reportedly went unreleased over fears that Facebook would appear partisan. At the time, the social […]


13 November 2016
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Here's a small way to support the vulnerable in Trump's America

For people of color, women and LGBTQ people living in Donald Trump’s America, the threat of violence is a serious one.  In the two days since Trump’s shocking presidential win, stories of hate crimes against members of vulnerable populations are already circling social media.  But there is a small way people can show solidarity with […]


13 November 2016
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Deaf YouTubers call out crappy captions with #NoMoreCraptions movement

If you’ve ever watched a YouTube video with auto-generated closed captioning, you know the garbled result is giggle-worthy. But it’s actually a major problem. Inadequate closed captioning is failing deaf and hard of hearing viewers around the world. SEE ALSO: These 11 YouTubers with disabilities will make you laugh, think and learn A new campaign […]


12 November 2016
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Mark Zuckerberg still won't admit that fake news on Facebook influenced the election

More people get their news on Facebook than ever before, but Mark Zuckerberg is still convinced fake news on Facebook was not that big a deal during the presidential election. Writing on Facebook Saturday, the CEO again responded to critics who have lambasted the social network for not doing more to combat the spread of […]

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