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The social media giant is changing the way it presents information.
Maybe a social media movement isn’t what survivors asked for, but it’s definitely bringing attention to a problem that's too often ignored.
Silicon Valley developers are increasingly trying to make their technology as habit forming as possible. Their intentions are surely bad, but they don't understand human nature well enough to really pull it off.
Facebook user Jason Lee probably said it best. “Christ on a crotchrocket, please don’t let that linger any longer.”
In Part II, Dave Rand discusses the difficulties in keeping up with fake news, Facebook's potential solutions, and how much onus is on people consuming media.
Dave Rand joins the show to discuss his recent study about the effects of fact checking and verifying news articles on social media sites like Facebook.
It’s a special edition of MGG Mondays with Melissa Gira Grant, talking Facebook targeting anti-Semites, more ICE agents in NYC courts, and Chelsea getting invited then disinvited to Harvard. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
For a guy not running for president, he’s sure doing a lot of things that a guy running for president would do.
Dr. Filippo Menczer joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the spread of fake news on social media websites, the difficulty of problematic bots, and how people can educate themselves against low-quality information.
This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby, along with new contributor Charles Gould, to discuss Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and friction in the relationship between Facebook and media…
This week, we welcome back contributors Ester Steinberg and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing issue of so-called “Fake News”. Also, Charles Hinshaw returns to discuss the new movie, Wonder Woman,…
The implications run deeper than dropping likes as you scroll.
For our inaugural episode, we welcome Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby. With the dawning of “free” four year college in New York State, we discuss the value of a college education, some of the…
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Facebook has been developing ways to combat fake news. Part of the plan relies on reporting from users, but Facebook is also working on software that will remove fake news automatically. BTR looks at how this software works and what implications this might have for social media.

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