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New Index Tracks How Exposed Various Brands Are to Misinformation

New Index Tracks How Exposed Various Brands Are to Misinformation

Pulsar, an audience intelligence platform provider, has partnered with NewsGuard, which rates the trustworthiness of news sources, to launch the Misinformation Risk Index: Brands. The Index provides a view into…

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ESIG – Ethically Sourced Intelligence Gathering

ESIG – Ethically Sourced Intelligence Gathering

If you watched Impeachment: American Crime Story, you probably remember Episode 3 where Matt Drudge digs through the trash at CBS in search of what turns out to be his…

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A New Proactive Approach to Evaluating Information

A New Proactive Approach to Evaluating Information

During my years in academia, I taught information literacy to many college students. This is a fancy way of saying I taught students how to evaluate information so it is…

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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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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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