Tag Archives: News

Facebook isn’t done fighting News Feed spam

 is taking new steps to fight spam. The social network will now weed out posts from spammers who fill their friends’ feeds with “vast amounts” of links to “low quality content.” “We want to reduce the influence of these spammers and deprioritize the links they share more frequently than regular sharers,” writes Facebook’s VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri. In… Read More »

Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories. Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links… Read More »

Facebook Revamps News Feed to Downplay Links to Websites With Deceptive Ads

Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. The downgrade of the links was expected to take effect beginning on Wednesday on News Feed, the home page of Facebook where people go to see posts from… Read More »

Twitter Reportedly Partners Bloomberg for Streaming TV News

Twitter Inc is partnering with Bloomberg Media for a round-the-clock streaming television news service on the social networking platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The channel, which is yet to be named and is expected to begin operations this fall, would be announced Monday, WSJ said. Twitter’s user growth has stalled in the past few quarters… Read More »

Twitter Reportedly Partners Bloomberg for Streaming TV News

  Twitter Inc is partnering with Bloomberg Media for a round-the-clock streaming television news service on the social networking platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The channel, which is yet to be named and is expected to begin operations this fall, would be announced Monday, WSJ said. Twitter’s user growth has stalled in the past few… Read More »

IU Health’s Digital Transformation Into an Online Health News Hub

Sarah Burns is Editorial & Social Media Strategy Manager at Indiana University Health, the largest research hospital in Indiana. In this podcast episode, Sarah discusses how IU Health has implemented an online news hub to increase their reach and provide consumer-friendly content for their audience. Upon Sarah’s arrival at IU Health, she took her journalism know-how and transformed their… Read More »

Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were “unacceptable” comments one of the channel’s presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press… Read More »

Facebook Tackles Fake News With New Tools

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will introduce tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on its platform, an about-face in response to rising criticism that it did not do enough to combat the problem during the US presidential campaign. The social network company stressed that the new features are part of an ongoing process to refine and test… Read More »

Facebook Uses Survey to Curb Fake News

In an effort to stop the proliferation of fake news, Facebook has initiated a “Survey” that asks users to what extent they think an article uses misleading language. According to a report in TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed that this is an official effort to curb the spread of misinformation. “The company uses surveys somewhat like this to test… Read More »

It’s time to stop blaming Facebook for fake news

Analysis These are things we know to be true: Facebook is increasingly a leading news source for many Americans. There is a crap-ton of fake and biased news on Facebook. Here’s what people are getting wrong: Facebook deserves all the blame. It’s Facebook’s fault that Donald Trump is now President-Elect. There is no defense for fake news. I… Read More »