How Tim O’Reilly traced the falsity of one internet meme, and what that teaches us about how an algorithm might do it.
These days, statements of all stripes are bombarding us via broadcast and social media. The trick is classifying them correctly before we swallow them ourselves, much less before we hit “Like,” “Share” or “Retweet.”
And that is the goal of an educational initiative that will be adopted by 10 universities across the country this spring.
In general, traditional news organizations are more reliable because their business model is to paint the clearest picture of the world that they can manage. But in the post-trust era, we know that any news source can steer you wrong at times, and they’re likely all jumbled together in your news feed anyway.
Here’s a finder’s guide for facts.
With the rise of fake news, content marketers eager to maintain their reputations must focus on making sure that their content is truthful. It’s too easy to get duped by a false “news” story, which can have an adverse impact on your credibility in your industry and possibly even your site’s rankings.
Fortunately, you can ensure the accuracy of your content: Incorporating fact-checking into your editorial process will help you build confidence in the quality and authority of your brand-produced content.
Here’s what you need to know.