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Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it’s learned may be crucial...

As the trolling ramped up in 2015, President Sauli Niinisto called on every Finn to take responsibility for the fight against false information. A year later, Finland brought in American experts to advise officials....

The Urgent Quest for Slower, Better News

The current system for delivering news online is broken. Readers and journalists will need to work together to find a new one. SOURCE: The New Yorker

Lifting Journalism by Knowing What Readers Are Looking For

Claudio E. Cabrera of the New York Times, who specializes in search engine optimization, describes how he keeps track of what’s hot in search and how that informs coverage — and what the limits...

Facebook announces sweeping changes to its anti-misinformation policies

Among the changes:Facebook is now reducing the reach of groups that repeatedly spread misinformation.It is exploring the use of crowdsourcing as a way to determine which news outlets users trust most.And the company is...

Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear

How online fear feeds political smear campaigns, stock market rumors, and ISIS propaganda. SOURCE: Nautilus via Medium.com

Why Conspiracy Theories Work so Well on Facebook

Are we all just clicks away from identifying as ‘flat-Earthers’? SOURCE: OneZero via Medium.com

‘No image can be taken on face value’: Fake photos flood social media after...

A barrage of fake images in Kashmir. Jency Jacob had never seen anything like it. “We have been fact-checking since November 2016,” the Boom Live managing editor tweeted on Monday. “Never before has one...

Attacks in the Comment Sections: What It Means for News Sites

The research examined two main questions:1. Do uncivil comments on news stories make people perceive other site users and the news site more negatively?2. Do people make this evaluation about the news site based...

It’s Not Fake Video We Should Be Worried About — It’s Real Video

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the Syrian civil war, we've learned that a real video can be just as misleading as a fake one. SOURCE: BuzzFeed

Preparing young Europeans for the ‘digital future’?

Heated debates focus on new and emerging technologies in the lives of children, young people, families and schools. New research brings together the perspectives of tech industry insiders and those of young people, parents,...