Facebook, Twitter join coalition to “improve” online news

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-twitter-join-coalition-improve-online-news-193958420.html

Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks.

First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news organizations will be part of its partner network to share information on best practices for journalism in the online age.

Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft, said the partner network will help advance the organization’s goal of improving news online and on social networks.

“Filtering out false information can be hard. Even if news organizations only share fact-checked and verified stories, everyone is a publisher and a potential source,” she said in a blog post.

“We are not going to solve these problems overnight, but we’re certainly not going to solve them as individual organizations.”

Sargent said the coalition will develop training programs and “a collaborative verification platform,” as well as a voluntary code of practice for online news.

“We live in a time when trust and truth are issues that all newsrooms, and increasingly the social platforms themselves, are facing,” she said.

“Each partner is committed to sharing knowledge, developing policies and devising training in how journalists use the social web to find and report news.”

The announcement comes amid concerns over the growing role of social networks, especially Facebook, in delivering and filtering news, and sometimes allowing hoaxes and misinformation to proliferate.

The partner network includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The New York Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, CNN, ABC News of Australia, ProPublica, AFP, The Telegraph, France Info, Breaking News, Le Monde’s Les Decodeurs, International Business Times UK, Eurovision News Exchange and Al Jazeera Media Network.

Other organizations in the network include Amnesty International, European Journalism Centre, American Press Institute, International Fact Checking Network and Duke Reporters’ Lab.”

First Draft was formed last year with support from Google News Lab and has worked with YouTube on verifying user-generated videos, among other projects.

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thanks to maria for the link..

please remove “improve” and insert “censor” in the posts title..

“The partner network includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The New York Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, CNN, ABC News of Australia, ProPublica, AFP, The Telegraph, France Info, Breaking News, Le Monde’s Les Decodeurs, International Business Times UK, Eurovision News Exchange and Al Jazeera Media Network.”

all of those are now compromised even more than they were previously..mainstream media is a joke..

“Other organizations in the network include Amnesty International, European Journalism Centre, American Press Institute, International Fact Checking Network and Duke Reporters’ Lab.”

feral ngo’s..

“a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks.”

and who decides what is “misinformation”?

“First Draft News” aka the authoritarian propaganda channel..

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~ by seeker401 on September 16, 2016.

13 Responses to “Facebook, Twitter join coalition to “improve” online news”

  1. Facebook and Israel to work to monitor posts that incite violence

    aka..facebook and israel censor anything bad said about israel..

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/12/facebook-israel-monitor-posts-incite-violence-social-media?CMP=twt_gu

  2. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  3. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_internet178.htm

  4. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-un-idUSKCN0YZ2FT

    “After months of diplomatic efforts, Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, was elected chair of the Legal Committee ”
    “One of Danon’s first tasks in his new position will be to further the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.”

    https://unitedwithisrael.org/israeli-ambassador-danny-danon-elected-chair-of-un-legal-committee/

  5. Cant have that truth stuff messing up our fantasies .

  6. ohhhhh noooooo

  7. and here it comes…

    then follow the link (to a Paul Craig Roberts article) to see what happens…

  8. Social media plays growing role in police shootings like the one in Charlotte

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article103303997.html

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