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WhatsApp Puts Limit to Message Forwarding to Stop Spread of Fake News

WhatsApp Steps up Efforts to Stop Fake News

On Thursday, WhatsApp announced that it will be curtailing its message forwarding feature in a bid to prevent the spread of fake news in its platform. Following a series of violent events in India that...
Facebook to Acquire Bloomsbury AI to Fight Fake News

Facebook to Acquire Bloomsbury AI to Fight Fake News

Facebook is strengthening its efforts to fight fake news by buying the startup Bloomsbury AI. According to a report from TechCrunch, Facebook is all set to expand its influence in the United Kingdom by buying...
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Attention Span is the New Currency

In an era where time spent online is at an all-time high, the concept of what the currency of the Internet is begins to change. Over the past year, fortunes have been made in cryptocurrencies. ...
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How to Adapt Your Marketing Strategy to Facebook’s News Feed Changes

Facebook recently announced huge changes to their news feed algorithm. Where do publishers and marketers go from here? Don't panic, it's actually a good thing that will help you stand out. Edgy Labs takes a...
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Germany Fines Social Networks Heavily for ‘Illegal Content’

On January 1st, Germany began enforcing a new law to fight against the publication of fake news, hate speech, and illegal content on social networks. The year 2018 seems to be the year of reevaluation...
Use Facebook Live to Build Your Email Subscription List

Use Facebook Live to Build Your Email Subscription List

Facebook Live is one of the fastest growing forms of video content distribution today. Leverage it to grow your email list with these tips. If you're only sharing blog posts and links to your lead...
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How a Simple Snapchat Login has Replaced Frontline Reporters

Anybody can now deliver live coverage of tragic events and unfortunate disasters thanks to the power of social media technologies like Snapchat. In the past, when a newsworthy event or tragedy happened, we would usually...
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The Economy of Fake Facebook Likes

Researchers at the University of Iowa found an army of websites spamming Facebook with millions of fake likes and comments. Collectively these websites produced over 100 million fake likes on Facebook posts from 2015 to...
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Fake News, Fake Voices, and now Fake Video Possible

An AI was trained to create fake videos of former U.S. President Barack Obama and match them to fake audio with authentic effect. The phenomenon of “fake news” is rampant on social networks--which are the...
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3 Tips for Creative Marketing That Beats Fake News

In a world marked by an era of post-truth politics and fake news, media outlets struggle to repair their credibility and (re)gain consumer trust. Edelman is global communications and public relations marketing firm that, since...