Los Angeles Times: ‘Fake news’ has killed Nigerians. Can a bill stop the violence?

Los Angeles Times: ‘Fake news’ has killed Nigerians. Can a bill stop the violence?. “Authorities say the rapid spread of misleading information has taken lives. But some fear the proposed cure would mostly be a pretext to stifle dissent.”

Newswise: New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media

Newswise: New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media. “A Mississippi State University researcher and a recent graduate are publishing their new study on how the dissemination of correct information on social media platforms can shift public perception amid a wave of ‘fake news.'”

University of Waterloo: New tool uses AI to flag fake news for media fact-checkers

University of Waterloo: New tool uses AI to flag fake news for media fact-checkers. “A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool could help social media networks and news organizations weed out false stories. The tool, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses deep-learning AI algorithms to determine if claims made in posts or stories are supported by other posts and stories on the same subject.”

BBC: Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

BBC: Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views. “There are 350 million registered domain names on the internet. Experts say it’s impossible to count how many are sham news sites. But just like legitimate websites, they earn money from the major tech companies that pay them to display ads.”

BBC: Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’

BBC: Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’. “Facebook has added a correction notice to a post that Singapore’s government said contained false information. It is the first time Facebook has issued such a notice under the city-state’s controversial ‘fake news’ law.”

AFP: China bans ‘fake news’ created with AI, bots

AFP: China bans ‘fake news’ created with AI, bots. “The regulation published Friday by China’s cyberspace authority said that both providers and users of online video news and audio services are ‘not allowed’ to use new technologies such as deep learning and virtual reality to create, distribute and broadcast ‘fake news.'”