Twitter’s fake news problem is getting worse

As is common in these cases, many of the initial fake tweets misidentified the gunman. A few tweets from a fake Bill O’Reilly account, for example, claimed that there were two shooters (one of whom was the actual gunman, Nikolas Cruz) and the other was Sam Hyde. Hyde is a comedian whose photo was also circulated as the alleged shooter in previous tragedies like the … Continue reading Twitter’s fake news problem is getting worse

Apple News Drives Significant Traffic to Stories, Publishers Can Pitch Articles via Slack

Apple News can yield a flood of traffic for news publishers, with the app accounting for as much as 50 to 60 percent of readership for some stories, according to a paywalled report by Tom Dotan for The Information. Apple News has generated half of Vox.com’s daily traffic at times, according to a person familiar with Vox’s numbers. An executive at the website of a … Continue reading Apple News Drives Significant Traffic to Stories, Publishers Can Pitch Articles via Slack

Facebook Wants to Create Dedicated News Section on Facebook Watch – Variety

Facebook is wrangling with a lot of issues these days, ranging from false news to inappropriate content and from nation states trying to impact elections to issues of health and well-being of its users — but the company’s head of newsfeed Adam Mosseri thinks that Facebook’s biggest problem may be something that isn’t even on the company’s radar yet. “We are systematically trying to avoid … Continue reading Facebook Wants to Create Dedicated News Section on Facebook Watch – Variety