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We Need To Talk About Deepfakes

We Need To Talk About Deepfakes

The growing war on authenticity, which includes fake news and production of counterfeit goods, now extends to include deepfakes. Originating from a Reddit account, the term deepfake refers to the…

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Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefings Provide Updates About the Spread of Coronavirus Information via Social Media Platforms

Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefings Provide Updates About the Spread of Coronavirus Information via Social Media Platforms

The Oxford Internet Institute is publishing “Coronavirus Misinformation: Weekly Briefings” that provide a weekly report about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. The Briefings are part…

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Factsheet Identifies Main Types, Sources, and Claims of COVID-19 Misinformation

Factsheet Identifies Main Types, Sources, and Claims of COVID-19 Misinformation

Cristina Tardáguila, Associate Director of the International Fact-checking Network (IFCN), has called COVID–19 ‘the biggest challenge fact-checkers have ever faced.’  – RISJ COVID-19 Misinformation Factsheet, General Overview Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ),…

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Google Provides $6.5 Million in Funding to Misinformation Fighters and Adds COVID-19 Hub to Google News

Google Provides $6.5 Million in Funding to Misinformation Fighters and Adds COVID-19 Hub to Google News

In a Google post dated April 2, Google announced it is “providing $6.5 million in funding to fact-checkers and nonprofits fighting misinformation around the world, with an immediate focus on…

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A Knewz Fake News Fighter From News Corp

In this day and age there can never be too many fake and misinformation news fighters. Yesterday, News Corp launched Knewz.com, a new platform that is filter bubble and “crass…

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The Biggest Challenge When Researching Supply Markets Is Knowing the Best Resources To Use

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Keeping It Real: Fake Products are a Growing Concern in Supply Chains

Today, the rise of fake news is not the only growing area of concern relating to authenticity. Like fake news, the increase of fake products in the supply chain is…

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Recognizing Media Bias and Misinformation in News Stories: A Few Resources To Note

When verifying information you find on the Internet, one of the key considerations is to check the quality and trustworthiness of the source. You check sources for timeliness and accuracy…

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Procurement Research, Fake News and Detecting Baloney

IBISWorld published my article, “Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research,” in July 2017. In the article I provide background information and a checklist that procurement (and business) professionals…

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Play “Which Face is Real?” To Help Spot Fake Digital Identities

Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom at the University of Washington have developed the “Which Face is Real?” game to make players “aware of the ease with which digital identities can be faked, and to…

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