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.

21 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

  9. great article, much info-:

    War Goes Viral: How social media is weaponised around the globe

    http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2016/10/war-goes-viral/132233/?oref=d-river

    • Today, there are 3.4 billion internet users, rendering Sidney Morse’s bold prediction of “ten million hands” rather modest by comparison. Roughly 500 million tweets are sent each day. Nearly seven hours of footage is uploaded to YouTube each second, in up to 76 different languages. With 1.7 billion active accounts, Facebook is the largest “country” in the world. According to Pew, clear majorities of American Twitter and Facebook users now get their news from these platforms. Fifty-nine percent of American Twitter users rely on the service to follow news events as they happen in real time.

      Yet we are not at the crest of the wave. Nearly half of the world’s adult population is still not online. Many of the new connections will be concentrated in regions most susceptible to violence and conflict. According to the International Telecommunication Union, internet use in the developing world grew by an average of 16 percent each year from 2005 to 2015. The U.S. National Intelligence Council has estimated that more people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East have internet access than have electricity.

      Such global connectivity has long stood as Silicon Valley’s holy grail, in the pursuit not just of profits but also of peace. It is why Google seeks to release giant balloons into the stratosphere, beaming internet access down to people who lack it, and why Facebook is building solar-powered drones to do the same.

      In 2005, when “The Facebook” was still a Palo Alto start-up, a college-age Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed by camcorder in the office lounge, red Solo cup in hand. “The goal wasn’t to make an online community,” he explained of his new platform, but “a mirror of what existed in real life.”

      Social media is indeed a mirror, one that reflects all manner of human interests and ideas, invariably extending into the realm of politics and violence. Last year, the most-talked-about event on Twitter was not a silly meme or a feel-good story: It was the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed by a coordinated team of ISIS gunmen. Millions watched as images and snippets of video captured the chaotic scenes. The most-powerful updates came from the victims trapped in the Bataclan theater, who naturally turned to social media to plead for help, even as jihadist murderers stalked the halls.

      The duality of human nature is readily apparent when social media fixates on conflict. Thanks to the internet, war crimes have been laid bare by citizen reporters examining evidence from thousands of miles away, and a voice has been given to suffering civilians who previously had none. Strangers can be moved to tears by the image of a drowned Syrian toddler washing up on the shores of Turkey, and the world has never seemed so small. But social media has also opened new avenues for extraordinary cruelty. In January, Syrian-regime loyalists, learning of a rebel-held town that was starving under siege, taunted the residents by posting pictures of what they were eating for dinner.

  10. this is the FF that was expected?

    https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/10/21/135241/twitter-spotify-paypal-suffering-outage-due-to-ddos-attack-on-dyn-dns?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

    https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/09/14/1820246/someone-is-learning-how-to-take-down-the-internet-warns-bruce-schneier

    “the size and scale of these probes — and especially their persistence — points to state actors. It feels like a nation’s military cybercommand trying to calibrate its weaponry in the case of cyberwar. It reminds me of the US’s Cold War program of flying high-altitude planes over the Soviet Union to force their air-defense systems to turn on, to map their capabilities.”

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