i wouldn’t trust facebook’s “fact checkers” as far as i could throw them.
You mean i only have to pay off 11 people? Neeto.
Fake news is a new epidemic disaster among nations recently .
Enjoy the power of mind share. News also “fixs“ problems like if there is no press report means no problem is existing.
The ability to discern useful information will be like literacy in the 1900s for this century. You’ll barely be able to have a conversation with somebody that lives in a completely different reality. The only problem is choosing the correct reality.
Not fair. There’s a bunch of us in the trenches, too.
They stopped watching cnn?
Boom is one of many fact checking organizations that have sprung up recently, . All of them serve the big tech , most of these fact checkers are established by well known activists . I think this is the only way out for the big tech to fight the fake news menace in India. And the big tech also have a legal responsibility where they have to have a liaison office , and a proof of team working to fight fake news as required by election commission.
11 people doesnt seem enough when Russia probably has 100s of paid hackers behind all of this. And that’s only Russia, China 100% has their hands into it too.
They managed to do it with USA, they are doing it with the rest of the world too.
if you want to stop that just change the channel to one different from cnn
I’d rather have some fringe elements say what they want, than have those fringe elements to be the ones who can speak.
Who fact checks fact checkers?
Who determines fake news? Most of what we see is biased with misleading headlines. Maybe the media should just try harder to tell facts.
Fake news, can be created by third parties at any time to work with any strategy required to win over the opposition.
It’s ability to market and promote doubt that scares me the most.
do you really trust these 11 people to be gatekeepers? why would they let one fake news story through over another?
Yes, but who watches the watchers?
**Source analysis** should become a mandatory lesson in compulsory schooling.
11 people try to block fake news (conservative) so Zsuckerberg can steal our data
The problem with fake news is that ultimately you have to place some trust in the fact checking organization, which can also be biased. Still I think for major news organizations, they should adopt a 3rd party fact checking organization model. That way, it would at least weed out the most egregious lies.
Simplest solution – remove anything called news on the platform. Social media is not news, it’s chatter and opinion. Allow users to post links to things. But nothing can be considered news on the platform. Trying to ‘fact check’ every blessed sentence posted is a fool’s errand.
> Boom’s 11 fact-checkers and its similar-size fellow contractors are the front line of the social network’s shield against this sludge.
so, it is 22 people. not 11.
>Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers in India analyze news in 10 of India’s 23 official languages, more than any other country, according to a spokesperson.
that’s approx one person per language. great.
>The Boom team spends much of its time working to verify or debunk a punch list of vitriolic Facebook posts **and WhatsApp forwards** that Rebelo compiles each morning based on these tools
how are they intercepting / reading Whatsapp forwards, coz whatsapp messages are said to be end-to-end encrypted ?
Fake news is the news I don’t like.
I suspect the only way through this is a cultural shift away from using mass social media.
Wow such a biased article and what biased team, only tells us about how BJP supporters makes fake news about Congress. But the truth is both parties make fake news about each other all the time. Heck even Congress party was caught taking help from Cambridge analytica which pitched a proposal last year to the Congress party, which included “data mining of Facebook posts and tweets” and “influencing voter intention” for the 2019 national election.
That’s what I hate about Indian news, they would act very neutral in their articles but would add a few lines of good things about this party and some bad things about the others. And now I am getting these types of articles in non political sub reddit wtf?
Ah, the Trust and Safety committee. Instead of calling it for what it is: a tool for censorship, people laud it as the a Beacon of freedom against “fake news”.
No chance of corruption. None whatsoever! These people of pure morality will show us what is fake news and what is not.
Trust some 20 year olds to curate your feed.
In other words, “how 11 people try to decide what the hell you are allowed to read or not”
This is why I keep saying education reform should be the #1 topic in this next election. As important as Healthcare, climate change, cyber security, and automation are, nothing is going to change anything till we have a more informed electorate.
In just one generation we went from “don’t trust what you read on the internet” to this crazy mess we’re in today
“What can 11 people do,”
Yeah that’s exactly what I thought when I read headline. It seems like a huge under kill to only have 11 people searching for fake election news considering the scale of fake news in other recent elections. I would expect a team to at least have a couple hundred if not thousand of people.
Don’t Democracy assume all voters are well informed and can make rational decisions?
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