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Facebook’s Messenger Kids App

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Tech expert Shelly Palmer talks about Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app on Fox 5 NY with Sukanya Krishnan and Jennifer Lahmers. Original Airdate: February 20, 2018

Fake News: A Case Study

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Real fake news articles feature fabricated stories crafted to push a particular agenda. In most cases, the thesis of the article is supported by alternative facts (lies). But there are more subtle, more insidious types of fake news. Specifically, articles that might pass a cursory fact check, but have been written to espouse a point of view unintended by the original author. Here’s a quick case study that demonstrates the technique and clearly illustrates why it will be nearly impossible to stop.

Facebook: The Ministry of Truth?

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Wikiality is Facebook’s answer to fake news, alternative facts, and truthiness. Facebook, the social media giant, is going to let you rank the news you think is most valuable. What could possibly go wrong?

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Will Congress Kill Facebook and the Rest of the Internet?

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Congress wants answers. It’s caveat emptor if someone boosts (pays to advertise) a Facebook post about a new fruit smoothie that prevents cancer, heart disease, and warts. But suggest to a professional politician that the same exact Facebook advertising might adversely affect that politician’s ability to get reelected, and it’s time for a congressional hearing.