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Bits: Anti-Clinton Fake News Casts Pizzeria as Front for Crime

Photo The Comet Ping Pong pizzeria. Credit Chad Bartlett for The New York Times The proliferation of fake news online has roiled the American presidential election, politicians around the world and internet companies including Facebook and Google. So what happens ...

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How Fake News Goes Viral

Image Images posted on Twitter by a marketer in Austin, Tex., the day after the presidential election. Eric Tucker, a 35-year-old co-founder of a marketing company in Austin, Tex., had just about 40 Twitter followers. But his recent tweet about ...

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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Fake News, Trolls and Other Spectacles

Photo Twitter’s #VideoNow event in New York City in 2015. Twitter rolled out new tools for users to fight abuse, and it also suspended several accounts run by people in the white-supremacist “alt-right.” Credit Bryan Thomas for The New York ...

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Facebook Considering Ways to Combat Fake News, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Photo Mark Zuckerberg in April. In a Facebook post Friday, he said the issues involved in dealing with misinformation on the social network were “complex, both technically and philosophically.” SAN FRANCISCO — After more than a week of accusations that ...

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Essay: Fixation on Fake News Overshadows Waning Trust in Real Reporting

During the months I spent talking to partisan Facebook page operators for a magazine article this year, it became clear that while the ecosystem contained easily identifiable and intentional fabrication, it contained much, much more of something else. I recall ...

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Bits: Daily Report: The Fake News Precedent Outside the United States

The United States is a leader in internet technology. But it may well be a laggard when it comes to using internet technology for political mischief. The role that fake news stories on internet sites — Facebook, in particular — ...

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Fake News on Facebook? In Foreign Elections, That’s Not New.

“They should have done this way earlier,” said Richard Heydarian, a political analyst in the Philippines, one of Facebook’s fastest-growing markets. “We already saw the warning signs of this years ago.” On Thursday, President Obama, speaking in Berlin and standing ...

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Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites

Photo A display of Google devices. Google said it would ban purveyors of fake news on the web from using its online advertising service, AdSense. Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Over the last week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies ...

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News Analysis: Regulatory Microscope Lies Ahead for AT&T and Time Warner

Photo AT&T reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for more than $ 85 billion on Saturday. Credit Andrew Burton/Getty Images North America A cable and internet provider decides to buy an entertainment conglomerate. The merger is met with skepticism ...

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Fox News’ Jesse Watters faces backlash after Chinatown segment

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 3:53 PM Is this reporter still perpetuating Asian stereotypes in 2016? Fox News’ Jesse Watters is facing backlash on social media and from fellow journalists following Monday’s segment of “Watters World” ...

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