How to solve Facebook’s fake news problem

How to solve Facebook’s fake news problem: experts pitch their ideas How to solve Facebook’s fake news – A cadre of technologists, academics and media experts are thinking up solutions, from hiring human editors, to crowdsourcing or creating algorithms The impact of How to solve Facebook’s fake news, propaganda and misinformation has been widely scrutinized since … Read more

How would Salesforce, Google and Disney benefit from buying Twitter?

Google and Disney   Google and Disney – Each rumored sale would have advantages except ABC News-owner Disney, which poses the risk of causing competitors to refrain from using the platform Twitter is being sold to Disney. No, Microsoft. No, Salesforce. No, Alphabet. The troubled, often controversial microblogging service is suddenly the prettiest tech company … Read more

Facebook v Adblock: the anti-ad empire strikes back

Facebook v Adblock Facebook v Adblock – Facebook thought it had thwarted ad-blockers on its network. Facebook was wrong Two days ago, Facebook announced it had implemented changes to its site that would thwart ad blockers. Users who wanted to enjoy the worlds largest social network would continue to pay by seeing ads keyed to … Read more

Twitter accused of supporting Isis

San Francisco judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of supporting Isis The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed Twitter contributed to their deaths by allowing Isis to sign up for and use Twitter accounts A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group. … Read more

Blockchain: the answer to life

Blockchain: the answer to life, the universe and everything? Bitcoin hasnt lived up to the salvation rhetoric, but the digital engine behind the currency may be about to change the world Have you heard the good news? The blockchain is here and its going to save everything. If you arent tied to the tech community, … Read more

Search engines’ role in radicalisation

Search engines’ role in radicalisation must be challenged, finds study Nearly 500,000 online searches a month return Islamist material, says report that advocates multilateral approach to removing extremist sites Search engines’ role in radicalisation More than 484,000 Google keyword searches a month from around the world, including at least 54,000 searches in the UK, return … Read more

Twitter for dummies

Twitter for dummies: a guide to the social network that still confuses us Twitter has launched a new ad campaign after discovering that many people still dont understand it. Thankfully, the Guardians guide explains it all Although Twitter for dummies has been part of the cultural and political discourse for years, a vast percentage of … Read more

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey amid coup attempt Reports emerge during attempted military coup of people struggling to access social media in a country described as a bastion of internet censorship Turkey may be blocking or slowing access to social media networks amid an attempted military coup, although there are conflicting … Read more

Digital currency Steem soars 1,000% in value in two weeks

Currency behind social media website Steemit, in which users are rewarded or paid based number of thumbs up, has rocketed to more than $150m in value Steem, the digital currency behind the new social media website Steemit, soared more than 1,000% in value on Tuesday to more than $150m, two weeks after it first paid … Read more