NAB Show Premiere To Demonstrate How NextGen TV Can Spot ‘Fake News’

NAB, E.W. Scripps, IT consultancy Fincons Group and the News Literacy Project will demonstrate how local TV newsrooms can use NextGen TV’s dynamic, interactive capability to combat fake news. An eight-minute demo on April 21 during the virtual session will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

How To Deal With A Crisis Of Misinformation

False news is on the rise. We can fight the spread with a simple exercise: Slow down and be skeptical.

Trump Slams ’60 Minutes’ As ‘Fake News’

President Trump called 60 Minutes’ interview with whistleblower Rick Bright fake news, called CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell a third place anchor, and said the show was trying to demean the country to benefit the radical left. In a 60 Minutes interview Sunday night hosted by O’Donnell, Bright, formerly a top scientist with the Department of Health and Human Services, said the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 response had been slow, prioritized politics over science, pushed the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine, and ultimately cost lives.

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What It Really Means When Trump Calls A Story ‘Fake News’

‘Fake News’ Has Real Cost: $78 Billion

Brands lose about $235 million annually from unknowingly running ads alongside fake news, and in the upcoming 2020 presidential election $200 million will be spent on boosting, advertising and deploying fake news, according to a study that analyzes the direct economic cost from fake news.

How Local ‘Fake News’ Websites Spread ‘Conservative Propaganda’

Americans Trust Local News. That’s Being Exploited

The nature of the news misinformation problem may be changing. As consumers become more skeptical about the national news they encounter online, impostor local sites that promote ideological agendas are becoming more common. These sites exploit the relatively high trust Americans express in local news outlets — a potential vulnerability in Americans’ defenses against untrustworthy information.

Craigslist Founder Backs Group Fighting Fake News

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark’s donation to First Draft was announced Thursday. The group said it is making free training available to newsrooms and will conduct 14 “simulations” of news events to show how reporters can recognize and stop the flow of bad information.

SPJ Chapter Wants To Trademark ‘Fake News’ To Stop Trump From Using It

Fixing The ‘F-Word News Narrative’

Media outlets can no longer just assume their audience will automatically trust their work. By emphasizing your ethics, guidelines and due diligence, you can re-establish that relationship. Make the case that you help them get outside of their bubble to consider other perspectives.

Pew: Americans Say Made-Up News Damaging

Many Americans say the creation and spread of made-up news and information is causing significant harm to the nation and needs to be stopped, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. They blame political leaders and activists far more than journalists for the problem. But they believe it is primarily the responsibility of journalists to fix it.

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Trump Knows ‘Fake News’ Claims Are Untrue

Margaret Sullivan: It’s as simple as this: Trump doesn’t believe that the news about him is fake. No matter how many times he says it. He merely objects to the fact that it doesn’t reflect well on him. But negative doesn’t mean untrue. It doesn’t even mean unfair. And at his core, Trump knows this.

Trump Discusses ‘Fake News’ With NY Times

New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger asked the president to curb his anti-press rhetoric. Trump replied with a request for “a great story, just one” from The Times.

Does Journalism Have A Future?

In an era of social media and fake news, journalists who have survived the print plunge have new foes to face.

Veterans Of News Biz Now Fighting Fakes

After raising $6 million, the start-up NewsGuard, co-founded by Steve Brill, has signed Microsoft as its first major client. The main goal: to combat the spread of false stories on the internet.

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WISN Reporter Addresses Fake News In Goodbye Memo

Made In The U.S.A.: Online Disinformation

How ‘Fake News’ Was Born At The 1968 DNC

The madness of the 1968 Democratic National Convention pushed conservatives’ distrust of ‘the establishment’ into overdrive.

Melania Trump Joins Attack On Press

In an email from the Republican National Committee over her name and picture, the First Lady says that Democrats and the “opposition media” are trying to discredit her husband with “fake accusations,” spreading their “fake news” and making it seem that he does not have voter support.

Troll-Fighters Tackle Fake News Before Midterms

Newseum Apologizes For ‘Fake News’ Shirts

The Newseum in Washington DC, a monument to journalism and the First Amendment, has removed from its gift shop shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Fake News,” saying stocking the items was a “mistake.”

Trump: ‘Fake News’ Media Can ‘Cause War’

On Sunday, the president reiterated his claim that “fake news” outlets are “the enemy of the people” and called journalists “very dangerous and sick” in some of his most inflammatory comments about the press.

WhatsApp Limits Forwarding To Curb Fake News

YouTube Aims To Crack Down On Fake News

It said Monday it will make “authoritative” news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly. The goal is to counter the fake videos that can proliferate immediately after shootings, natural disasters and other major happenings.

How Do You Identify Fake News?

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

‘Fake News’ Has Lost Meaning. Is Truth Next?

President Trump started a trend: calling unfavorable news coverage fake. Foreign leaders — especially dictators and authoritarian regimes — have followed suit.

Malaysia To Punish "Fake News" With 6-Year Prison Sentences

Weaponized ‘Fake News’ Claims Do Damage

It should come as no surprise — although it is quite disturbing — that a new poll finds 77% of Americans believe responsible journalists report “fake news” at least occasionally. Thirty-one percent believe we report “fake news” regularly.

Fake New Spreads Farther, Faster Than Truth

Twitter bots are not to blame — people seem to respond more strongly to false information.

Facebook Studying How To Classify Satire

Facebook Expand Tests Of ‘Breaking News’

Facebook will expand its “breaking news” label that’s being tested in the U.S. to more than 50 additional publishers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia. If the expansion is successful, Facebook says it may add more publishers.

Brill Offers Journalistic Fix For Fake News

Media entrepreneur Steven Brill thinks there’s something missing from all the efforts to separate fake news from the real kind: Some smart and discerning humans. Faced with the waves of mis- and disinformation lapping up on social media, Brill is proposing to apply some reader-beware labels to Internet news sources. His idea: ratings, as determined by teams of independent journalists, that would enable readers to understand where their news — or “news” — is coming from.

Disinformation Spread Online So Disorienting That It’s Affecting Researchers Who Study It

YouTube Struggles To End Fake News Crisis

Eliminating conspiracy videos in the wake of the Parkland shooting is like a game of content moderation whack-a-mole.

COMMENTARY BY TOM WHEELER

A Suggestion On How To Monitor Fake News

The government should require social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to use an  open application programming interface. This would make it possible for third parties to build software to monitor and report on the effects of social media algorithms. To be clear, the proposal is not to force companies to open up their algorithms — just the results of the algorithms.

YouTube Labeling Plan Draws Fire From PBS

UK Panel Grills Tech Leaders On ‘Fake News’

Eleven members of Parliament from the United Kingdom journeyed to a large ballroom in Washington Thursday to learn about fake news from three U.S. social media giants, Google, Facebook and Twitter. The meeting was unusual — the official parliamentary session was the first time a House of Commons committee broadcast a public hearing live from outside the United Kingdom. And it wasn’t exactly cordial.

Pope: Fake News Is Satanic, Condemns Use In Politics

‘Fake News’ Death Threats Signal Big Problem

RTDNA and its Voice of the First Amendment Task Force are urging all journalists and news organizations to take extra security measures following the arrest of a man from Michigan for allegedly threatening to assassinate several CNN employees.

COMMENTARY BY HOWARD KURTZ

How ‘Trump Trauma’ Is Crippling The Media

Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz argues that press misjudgment has upended coverage of the White House and boosted the president’s agenda in this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Media Madness.