A proliferation of objectionable content on social media — and a lack of protections for children — is eroding social trust, harming users and undermining democracies. That’s what Unilever boss, Keith Weed thinks. He’s a little late to the party but my question is — if you currently spend 25% of your nearly 10-billion-dollar […]
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The Poynter Institute has published a piece on how to know if you have fake Twitter followers. I have 10-thousand or so followers — a modest number given there are many people with more than a million. I have no idea how many of mine are real or fake and I have no plans to […]
I’m certainly not the first person to compare Mark Zuckeberg to a someone riding bare-back on a runaway horse that’s waaaaay too big for him. Perhaps he can slow the steed to a gallop with this latest move. Facebook is now giving users more local news — less news overall — but more from local […]
I speak on the issue of fake news — what it is — what it isn’t — how easily it fools us — divides us and can waste journalists’ time. I admit is scare me. It — along with the social media silos of Facebook we find so much comfort in, are damaging our society […]
After two battle-weary years in which The Guardian cut costs and halved losses, the publisher is starting to turn a corner. Today, it has a new reader-revenue driven business model and is on the brink of breaking even. Read the article
For the first time, the Pope weighs in on the issue of fake news. He has it partially right. Not sure he’s taking into account the “bots” problem. Your average reporter, trying to break the story first isn’t what we should be as worried about. But hey… the Pope’s heart is in the right place. […]
No need for a printing press or TV network anymore. Two high school students did the right thing and apparently went about it the right way. Someone ought to buy the movie rights. Read the article