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Troll factories, bots and fake news: Inside the Wild West of social media

The US Congress is investigating how the Russians used Facebook, Twitter and Google to wage information warfare during the 2016 presidential campaign, and a special counsel is looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in its digital strategies. There is also growing concern that


YOU MAY HAVE heard about Facebook’s recent pledge to cut back on News Feed traffic coming from brands, businesses, and publishers. The pledge is coupled with Facebook’s 2018 resolution to take more responsibility for the wellbeing of its users—as well as, perhaps, the fake news epidemic of the last few

Social media watch: Feminism and (not so) fake news

When an email from abortion opponents Right Now surfaced on social media this week, United Conservative Party board members were quick to dismiss it as a fake. The email encouraged Right Now members to apply for a UCP summer internship, to learn “essential skills” to advance “pro-life legislation

Facebook’s news feed change won’t help social media addiction

When Facebook announced it was tuning out publishers and brandsto focus on friends, family and “meaningful interactions”, my immediate response was relief. I desperately want tech companies like Facebook to be fully aware of the impact they’re having on society and to take responsibility for when they steer

Spurred by Marcel News, R/GA Announces Its Own ‘Operating System’

R/GA O.S. Credit: R/GA It can take a push to make something official. For R/GA, that push was Marcel. Publicis Groupe “has a brand, but not the capabilities, yet,” R/GA founder, Chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg says of Marcel, Publicis Groupe’s forthcoming AI-powered internal operating system. R/GA has

Facebook News Feed Gets a Major Redesign, Camera Gets New Features

HIGHLIGHTS Update to make News Feed more conversational, easier to read and navigate Facebook improved the navigation to create a more consistent experience Facebook also announced it was rolling out new Facebook Camera features To make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, Facebook has made a few

Internet strategy is ESPN’s surrender to grim reality, Latest News

COMMENTARY The big news that came out of Disney’s earnings conference call earlier this week was that Disney was going “over the top,” an industry phrase that means that it plans to start a stand-alone streaming service untethered to a cable television subscription. Two, in fact. One

50 or More Posts on Facebook Could Get You Labeled as Fake News

If you use Facebook regularly to share news about your brand, product or service, you may want to make sure you don’t post too many updates in the future. Otherwise, you may run the risk of being labeled fake news. In a recent announcement, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) said that it was

Popular design news of the week: December 19, 2016 – December 25, 2016

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply

Windows 10 Mobile news recap: HP Elite x3 arrives in stores, Microsoft commits to mobile, market share increases MICHAEL COTTULI EMAIL @MICOTTULI

Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 Mobile news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Let’s get started. The HP Elite x3 hits the Microsoft Store The HP Elite x3 has been